BLS 12-Lead Acquisition and Transmission

The Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems, State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) and State EMS Council (SEMSCO) have approved 12-lead ECG acquisition and transmission for EMTs and AEMTs.

The Western Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (WREMAC) is responsible for approving participation in this program for services within the 8 WNY counties. As such, a WREMAC policy has been developed and approved to provide guidance on the implementation of this program.

Interested services should review both policies (NYS and WREMAC) with their Medical Director to determine feasibility of program implementation. PARTICIPATION IS OPTIONAL and NOT REQUIRED.

What to send to the Program Agency:
  • A letter from the agency medical director supporting the implementation of the 12 lead program, including the physician’s plan for training, quality assurance and appropriateness review.
  • A letter from the receiving hospital(s) advising that they are capable of receiving the 12 lead data and providing it to the appropriate hospital personnel.
  • Agency policies and procedures for the 12 lead program that are consistent with state and regional policies and protocols. This should include, but may not be limited to, the following:
    • Use of the approved training program, requirements for continuing education, maintenance of competencies and the documentation for authorized providers;
    • A description of how the agency will follow the NYS Statewide Adult and Pediatric Protocols – Adult Cardiac Related Problem (M-5);
    • A description of the 12 lead device proposed to be utilized by the EMS agency; and
    • Assurance that 12 lead ECGs obtained while caring for a patient will be subject to physician review.
  • Once the EMS agency has received written approval from the REMAC, the EMS Service must provide the Department with an updated Medical Director Verification Form (DOH-4362) indicating approval to participate in the 12 lead acquisition program.
Send your forms to:
Attn: BLS 12-Lead
Lake Plains Community Care Network, Inc.
575 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020