(1) Clinical opportunities for students must be coordinated with the course/program and the clinical facility. There must be a written contractual agreement in place between the course/program and the clinical facility prior to the student being allowed to function in the clinical facility.
(2) EMT-B programs must assure that the student completes a minimum of ten hours of observational time with an EMS. An alternative patient care setting may be used if an EMS is not available. During this time the student shall complete and document:
(a) at least five patient contacts during which the student can observe patient care; and
(b) at least five patient contacts in which the student conducts a patient assessment.
(3) EMT-I and EMT-P programs must assure that the student completes and documents, as a minimum, the clinical contact requirements identified in the board-approved USDOT curriculum including revisions and statewide protocols, policies, and procedures.