Each EMS system has a physician medical director. What is the primary role of the medical director?
The medical director determines if an EMT is fit for duty through a series of physical and written tests.
The medical director authorizes the EMTs in the field to provide appropriate medical care for each injury, condition, or illness they encounter.
The medical director only allows EMTs to provide treatment after consulting with the base physician.
The medical director oversees quality assurance programs for EMS personnel.
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