For purposes of the rules set forth in this subchapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Advanced life support" or "ALS" means any provider that functions at any endorsement level above EMT-B.
(2) "Approved course" means a course of instruction that meets the specifications and requirements for a particular level or endorsement for EMT training approved by the board or its designee.
(3) "Approved program" means a multiple of approved courses offered by an entity and approved by the board or its designee.
(4) "Basic life support" or "BLS" means any provider that functions at the endorsement level of:
(b) EMT-F with any endorsements; or
(c) EMT-B without any endorsements.
(5) "Board" means the Board of Medical Examiners.
(6) "Clinical experience" means supervised instruction, observation, and practice in a patient care setting.
(7) "Clinical preceptor" means an individual trained to a level greater than the student, who is responsible for supervising and teaching the student in a clinical setting under the supervision of the medical director or lead instructor in the case of an EMT-basic course.
(8) "Curriculum" means the combination of instructor lesson plans, course guides, and student study guides prepared by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and commonly known as the "National Standard Curriculum" (NSC).
(9) "Emergency medical service" or "EMS" means out of hospital care and transportation furnished by a combination of persons licensed by the board and resources that are licensed by the Department of Public Health and Human Services pursuant to Title 50, chapter 6, MCA.
(10) "Emergency medical technician" or "EMT" means any out of hospital emergency care personnel licensed by the board.
(11) "Emergency medical technician - basic" or "EMT-B" means an individual who is licensed by the board as an EMT-B.
(12) "Emergency medical technician - first responder" or "EMT-F" means an individual who is licensed by the board as an EMT-F.
(13) "Emergency medical technician - intermediate" or "EMT-I" means an individual who is licensed by the board as an EMT-I.
(14) "Emergency medical technician - paramedic" or "EMT-P" means an individual who is licensed by the board as an EMT-P.
(15) "Lead instructor" means a person who is licensed by the board and authorized to offer and conduct EMT courses. The lead instructor is under the supervision of the medical director.
(16) "Medical director" means an unrestricted Montana licensed physician or physician assistant who is responsible professionally and legally for providing medical oversight to a licensed EMT and/or for the training provided in an approved program/course.
(17) "NPDB" means the National Practitioner Databank established by Public Law 99-660 (42 USC 11101, et seq.).
(18) "NREMT" means the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, an independent, not-for-profit, nongovernmental certification agency based in Columbus, Ohio.
(19) "On-line medical direction" means real-time interactive medical direction, advice, or orders to EMTs from an unrestricted Montana licensed physician or physician assistant who is supervised by the medical director.
(20) "Statewide protocols" means a written, standardized manner of administering patient care statewide, approved by the board.