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OCTOBER 13 & 14
Accreditation Workshop
Salt Lake City

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Accreditation Workshop Dallas
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News from the CoAEMSP
A COMMITTEE ON ACCREDITATION OF CAAHEP

APRIL 2016 
Louisville Workshop Sold Out
New Accreditation Workshop Added in Salt Lake City

JUST ADDED!
October 13 & 14
Salt Lake Marriott at City Creek
Salt Lake City, Utah


Like a hot rock 'n roll concert that sells out in hours, the June accreditation workshop has already been filled to capacity!

So we've added a new accreditation 2016 workshop October 13 & 14 in Salt Lake City.

This updated accreditation workshop will focus on the new 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the new Self Study Report templates. This workshop is a must for new program directors as well as seasoned program directors!

Because all programs will be transitioning to the new Self Study Reports (SSRs), and more than 200 programs will be going through the accreditation process for the first time, these workshops will serve as an invaluable resource.

Registration will open July 1 for both the October workshop in Salt Lake City, and the December workshop in Dallas.

New Process for Reporting Personnel Changes
Personnel changes will no longer be reported using SurveyMonkey.

Dedicated forms have been designed for reporting changes for Program Director, Medical Director, President/CEO, Dean, and Billing Contact. These forms and complete details can be found on the Personnel Changes page of the website.
Applications Being Accepted
Site Visitor Workshop to be Held in Denver for Selected Participants
The CoAEMSP is increasing its site visitor cadre and is seeking Paramedic educators and physicians to become site visitors for CoAEMSP.

The training workshop will be hosted on October 24-25, 2016 in Denver for those applicants who have been selected to be site visitors.

FAQs were compiled to help answer the questions you may have regarding the workshop.

DOWNLOAD FAQs PDF
By the Numbers

CoAEMSP Address Remains the Same
CAAHEP Has Moved!
CAAHEP has a new address; be sure you make note of it:

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

The CoAEMSP mailing address has NOT changed! It remains as:

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
Phone 214-703-8445

Annual Fees Invoice for 2016-2017 Will Arrive Soon!
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Staff Contact: Ruth Crump, ruth@coaemsp.org or  214-703-8445, x116
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Programs will receive an invoice for Annual Accreditation Fees in the amount of $1,400 during the week of May 2. This invoice will come from Ruth Crump (ruth@coaemsp.org).

If you do not receive an invoice by May 9, first, check your spam folder to see if the invoice ended up there; if not, notify Ruth: ruth@coaemsp.org, so that she can email it to you immediately.

The due date for the invoice is July 1. This applies to ALL programs that either hold accreditation or the Letter of Review, or are working toward the LoR.

To avoid additional processing fees, payment is due on or before July 31.  

NOTE: An Additional Processing Fee invoice of $500 will be sent the first week in August for past due Annual Accreditation Fees.

If your program requires that a Purchase Order appear on the invoice, email this request immediately to ruth@coaemsp.org.
CoAEMSP is Seeking Two Public Members
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Staff Contact: George Hatch,  george@coaemsp.org or  214-703-8445, x112
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The Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) has vacancies for two public member positions on its Board of Directors. Public members of the CoAEMSP serve three-year terms, with eligibility for a maximum of three consecutive terms of service. Public members will begin serving immediately following their election (expected to be August 2016). There is no honorarium for these Board positions, although all customary travel expenses associated with the position are reimbursed.

The purpose of the CoAEMSP includes:
  1. Functioning as a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) member of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) to provide accreditation services to educational programs in the EMS professions;
  2. Conducting the Letter of Review process for educational programs in the EMS professions;
  3. Monitoring the need for recognition of Paramedic educational programs and/or courses of instruction, and responding to such need; and,
  4. Educating the public, sponsoring organizations, governmental agencies, healthcare professions, and others about recognition, review and accreditation of programs/courses for the EMS professions.
The public member cannot be: 1) An employee, member of the governing board, owner, or shareholder of, or consultant to the sponsor of a Paramedic program that holds a CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) or is accredited by CAAHEP or one that is in any stage of the LoR/accreditation process for Paramedic; 2) A member of any trade association or membership organization related to, affiliated with, or associated with the CoAEMSP or Paramedic; or 3) A spouse, parent, child, or sibling of an individual identified in (1) or (2) above; or 4) an individual who would be qualified in any other named EMS community of interest (i.e. students, graduates, faculty, sponsor administration, hospital/clinic representatives, physicians, employers, police and fire services, or key governmental officials).

The CoAEMSP has 14 sponsoring organizations; each sponsor has two representatives on the CoAEMSP Board of Directors, which constitutes a Board of 28 directors. The addition of two public members would bring the number to a total of 30 and is in accordance with our Bylaws. Interested applicants should submit all required application documentation to Dr. George W. Hatch, Jr, at  george@coaemsp.org. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

The position description and application can be found here.
Board to Explore Consortium Sponsor Fee
At a recent meeting of the CoAEMSP Board of Directors, the board approved a motion to consider assessing a fee to a sponsor that is a consortium. A consortium is a unique sponsorship of a program when two or more members partner together to operate a Paramedic program. According to CAAHEP Standard I.B.:

I. Sponsorship
B. Consortium Sponsor
1. A consortium sponsor is an entity consisting of two or more members that exists for
the purpose of operating an educational program. In such instances, at least one of the
members of the consortium must meet the requirements of a sponsoring institution as
described in I.A.

2. The responsibilities of each member of the consortium must be clearly documented
in a formal affiliation agreement or memorandum of understanding, which includes
governance and lines of authority.

With all consortium sponsors, additional time is required during the comprehensive review process to review and work with a consortium sponsor to ensure the documented formal affiliation agreement or MoU meets all the components of a consortium.

There is no timeline for making the decision. Future updates will be provided via the monthly eUpdate, www.coaemsp.org, and on social media.
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Sincerely,
Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA
CoAEMSP