(1) Outfitters and guides are required to hold current basic first aid certification at all times actively licensed.
(2) Basic first aid certification must be obtained through a provider and course approved by the department based upon the following minimum criteria:
(a) The provider must require written or practical tests and participants are to receive completion certificates.
(b) The provider program must include, at a minimum, universal precautions for self-protection and training specific to the following types of injuries:
(v) temperature extremes;
(vi) musculoskeletal injuries;
(vii) bites and stings; and
(viii) medical emergencies.
(c) Instruction in the principles and first aid intervention of injuries must refer to body extremities.
(3) A list of approved providers and courses shall be maintained on the board web site.
(4) An applicant may also meet basic first aid certification if the applicant provides proof of a certification, license, or other credential that is equivalent to or greater than basic first aid certification, approved on a case-by-case basis by the department. The board may also maintain on its web site a list of certifications, licenses, and other credentials that will be routinely accepted as equivalent to or greater than basic first aid.
(5) Whenever guests are present, each watercraft; vessel; vehicle; primary, secondary, and temporary base of operations must possess a serviceable basic first aid kit.
(6) Each watercraft or vessel shall contain a serviceable U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device for each person onboard and a rescue throw line measuring at least 55 feet in length. Children under 12 are required to wear a personal floatation device. Watercraft 16 feet and longer are required to be equipped with a throwable Type IV floatation device. Personal floatation devices must be readily accessible at all times.
(7) All watercraft or vessels are required to carry onboard a supplementary means of power, such as an extra motor or extra oar that will adequately motivate the craft.