(1) At the regularly scheduled board meetings a medical director may initiate a petition for revisions to the board-approved EMT curriculum and/or statewide protocols, policies, and procedures.
(2) The petition must be submitted on a form prescribed by the board with the following supporting documentation:
(a) a written recommendation and/or position statement for revision to the board-approved curriculum and/or statewide protocols, policies, and procedures; and
(b) literature supporting the petitioner's recommendations and/or position.
(3) Upon receiving the petition application, the board will proceed in three phases, as follows:
(a) the board will consider the petitioner's initial petition to determine whether or not to proceed with public comment for the proposed revision. If approved, the board will schedule public comment for the petition during the next regularly scheduled board meeting;
(b) the board will accept public comment to gather information and take testimony regarding the proposed recommendations for revision of the USDOT curriculum and/or statewide protocols, policies, and procedures; and
(c) the board will consider the information and comments and approve or deny the proposed revision.
(4) The board shall approve the proposed revision:
(a) when it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board that granting the petitioner's request for revision of the board-approved curriculum and/or statewide protocols, policies, and procedures is necessary to provide appropriate standards of medical care;
(b) where, in the case of an individual service approval, the board finds that the public's interest in granting the revision clearly outweighs the interest of maintaining uniform board-approved USDOT curriculum including revisions and/or statewide protocols, policies, and procedures; and
(c) where, in the opinion of the board, the revisions will provide adequate public health, safety, and welfare protection.