The EMS division is created by statute in OS 63 1-2501 et seq., titled the Emergency Response Systems Development Act (formerly the Emergency Medical Services Act.) The Act requires the health department to develop Rules for administering emergency response systems in the state. These are codified in the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) in Chapter 310.
The Act also charges the Commissioner of Health, through EMS division, with oversight for many aspects of EMS including:
A comprehensive plan for EMS development
Certification of training programs and approval of training courses,
EMT testing and licensure
Collection of statewide EMS data
Maintaining a standard run report form
Emergency Medical Service agency licensure
Stretcher Aide Service licensure
First Response Agency Certification
Trauma Systems Development
EMS Staff facilitate the work of the Oklahoma Emergency Response Systems Development Advisory Council (OERSDAC). The Council advises the Commissioner of Health and the Board of Health on EMS issues.
If you believe you are exposed to a communicable disease in the performance of your duties as an EMT, you and your employer have certain rights and responsibilities, including reporting the exposure to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on the appropriate forms. You can get information and copies of the form here: http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/Blue20Card.pdf