Air EMS first to receive CAMTS Conditional Accreditation

Library image. Credit: Air EMS

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has awarded Conditional Accreditation to US-based Air EMS of Tulsa for its fixed-wing and medical escort services. CAMTS announced that Air EMS is the first to have been awarded this accreditation and is supported by two ‘very experienced’ FAA Part 135 operators who it said are able to provide aircraft for both national and international transports.

CAMTS explained: “[Conditional Accreditation helps verify that] a new service (in business for at least four months, but less than one year) is able to demonstrate that policies, practices and training of aviation, surface and medical staff under a dedicated medical director meet accreditation standards based on the mission and scope of service as advertised.” To attain the accreditation, a company’s vehicles must also comply to CAMTS standards.

The commission added: “CAMTS feels strongly that this process will provide a robust review for a new medical transport service that regulators and contracting agencies can support, rather than requiring accreditation as soon as an aviation company decides to transport patients without proper preparation.”

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