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Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System
- Bureau Statute & Rule Book
This reference document is provided as a courtesy to the EMS community as a quick and easy unofficial compilation of the statutes and rules that address emergency medical services regulation in the State of Arizona. Before relying on any of the provisions in this reference document, you should consult the official source, Arizona Revised Statutes annotated or Arizona Administrative Code, as applicable.
- Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.)
Statutes are established by the Arizona Legislature and are sometimes very specific and give the Bureau power to administer the program. If a statute only establishes general requirements, Rules are established to develop more specific procedures or practice requirements.
- Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.)
Administrative code, also known as a "Rule", Rule means an agency statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of an agency.
- Substantive Policy Statements
A substantive policy statement, also known as an "SPS", means a written expression which informs the general public of an agency's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the federal or state constitution, federal or state statute, administrative rule or regulation, or final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, the agency's current practice, procedure or method of action based upon that approach or opinion. A substantive policy statement is advisory only.
- Agency Guidance Documents
A guidance document means a record of general applicability developed by an agency which lacks the force of law but states the agency's current approach to, or interpretation of, law, or describes how and when the agency will exercise discretionary functions.
- Agency Rulemakings
The term "Rulemaking" means the process for the adoption of a new rule or the amendment or repeal of an existing rule. The Department will not be conducting regular rulemaking activities, unless authorized by an exception, until after June 30, 2012 due to a rulemaking moratorium.
Note: Files are in PDF format unless otherwise stated.