Comprehensive Plan

The Guam Office of EMS (HPLO) shall establish, implement, administer, maintain and evaluate the Guam comprehensive emergency medical services system to serve the emergency health needs of the People of Guam in an organized pattern of readiness and response services based on public and private agreements and operational procedures. assess all current emergency medical services capability and performance, and the established programs, to remedy identified deficiencies through the development and periodic revision of a Comprehensive Plan for emergency medical services.

The Plan shall include, but not be limited to:
  1. emergency medical services personnel and training;
  2. emergency medical services facilities assessment;
  3. emergency medical services transportation and related equipment;
  4. telecommunications and communications;
  5. interagency coordination and cooperation;
  6. system organization and management;
  7. data collection, and management and evaluation;
  8. public information and education; and
  9. disaster response.
  10. community outreach.
Regulate, inspect, certify, and re-certify emergency, medical services facilities, personnel, equipment, supplies, ambulances, advanced life support vehicles, ambulance, emergency ambulance services, private non-emergent medical, transport vehicle providers, private communications facilities, and locations engaged in providing emergency medical services under this Chapter; For EMSC Advisory Committee injury and illness prevention planning, that includes, among other things, coordination, education, and data collection;

Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). In addition, the board also provides training to pre-hospital personnel for continuing education credits. Emergency and Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport Inspections.

The Office of EMS will develop and incorporate an EMSC Program in the Guam EMS Plan. The EMSC component shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  1. EMSC system planning, implementation, and management;
  2. injury and illness prevention planning, that includes, among other things, coordination, education, and data collection;
  3. care rendered to patients outside the hospital;
  4. emergency department care;
  5. interfacility consultation, transfer, and transport;
  6. pediatric critical care and pediatric trauma services;
  7. general trauma centers with pediatric considerations;
  8. pediatric rehabilitation plans that include, among other things, data collection and evaluation,
  9. education on early detection of need for referral, and proper referral of pediatric patients;
  10. (9) children with special EMS needs outside the hospital;
  11. (10) information management and system evaluation;

The Office of EMS will conduct annual inspections of the training facilities and evaluate the qualifications of course instructors to ensure that the standards and qualifications are consistent with the medical standards for emergency medical technician basic, emergency medical technician-paramedic and advanced life support emergency medical services personnel, users of the automatic external defibrillators, and emergency medical dispatch/E911 call taker personnel.