ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PERSONNEL

ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PERSONNEL (ALS)

**UNLICENSED PRACTICE AS AN ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PERSONNEL IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN VIOLATION OF SDCL 36-4B. THE BOARD INTENDS THIS NOTIFICATION TO SERVE AS NOTICE UPON YOU THAT UNLICENSED PRACTICE IS UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, A VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE CODIFIED LAWS, AND GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF LICENSURE.**

Please note that an application fee only extends an initial license to the next renewal date. Initial licenses do vary in duration. It is the responsibility of all licensees to renew their license before expiration. Failure to renew shall result in automatic forfeiture or suspension of the license by statute. Licenses which have forfeited are not automatically entitled to renew.

ALS CEU Requirement

36-4B-27. Fee for annual renewal--Continuing education--Letters from supervising physician and employer--Notice to board of termination of employment.

A request for emergency medical technician-paramedic or emergency medical technician-intermediate/99 license renewal shall be accompanied annually by the prescribed fee and accompanied in odd numbered years by satisfactory evidence of sixty hours of advanced life support studies during the preceding two years. A request for emergency medical technician-intermediate/85 license renewal shall be accompanied annually by the prescribed fee and accompanied in odd numbered years by satisfactory evidence of forty hours of advanced life support studies during the preceding two years. The request shall also be accompanied by a letter from the supervising physician and the employer of the advanced life support personnel. If the advanced life support personnel is terminated the reasons shall be submitted to the board, in writing, by both the ambulance service and supervising physician, within seventy-two hours of termination of any such working contract.

ALS Approved Scope of Practice

The Board approved the ALS Scope of Practice Guide on June 14, 2018. Scope Document

ALS Licensure Compact

Information related to the EMS compact can be found on the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice EMS Compact website: EMS Compact