The Voluntary Ambulance Inspection Program (VAIP) serves to formally recognize, and make readily apparent to the public, those emergency response vehicles in Maryland that are equipped to a standard of excellence as defined by the program’s inspection guidelines.
Compliance with the VAIP requirements satisfies the requirements for medical director review of ambulance equipment under COMAR Title 30.03.03.03C(1), which provides:
- C. Duties of an EMS Operational Program Medical Director
- (1) The EMS operational program medical director shall...
- (b) Approve, participate in, and provide medical expertise for the EMS operational program in:
- (v) Timely review and approval of medical equipment used by the EMS operational program to implement the Maryland Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers, and
- (vi) All aspects of the EMS operational program which impact patient care, including planning, development, and operations
"The Voluntary Ambulance Inspection Program (VAIP) sets the standard for equipment on Maryland ambulances and EMS chase vehicles. The Regional Medical Directors have reviewed this latest version of the document, which reflects the recommendations of the VAIP workgroup."
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