Health & Safety Institute Blog

August 19, 2014

Upcoming Change for ASHI and California EMSA Approval

The following change in policy will affect those ASHI instructors and training centers teaching ASHI Pediatric to satisfy Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) regulatory requirements in California. 

HSI has determined that the operational cost of maintaining the California EMSA regulatory approval for ASHI’s Pediatric program is not fiscally sustainable. Consequently, the approval will not be renewed. As of August 31, 2014, instructors may no longer use Pediatric to meet the training requirements for childcare providers as described in the California Code of Regulations (Title 22, Div. 9, Ch. 1.1).

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our instructors and training centers, and for the short notice concerning this important, upcoming change. 

The approval for the ASHI Basic First Aid, CPR, and AED (BFA/CPR/AED) combination training program remains in effect until August, 2015. Consequently, ASHI’s BFA/CPR/AED may continue to be used to meet the training requirements for childcare providers until this time next year.  ASHI’s BFA/CPR/AED approval will not be renewed when it comes due in August, 2015.

HSI plans to maintain the MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus approval. The application for EMSA re-approval of MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus has been submitted. Unless we are otherwise informed by EMSA, instructors and training centers may continue use the MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus program to meet the training requirements for childcare providers in California.

If you have an ASHI Pediatric class already scheduled in September, 2014 for students in California who need to meet their EMSA requirements, consider using the ASHI combination training program or the MEDIC First Aid PediatricPlus program. If you are not currently an authorized MEDIC First Aid instructor, please contact Client Services at 800.447.3177 and we’ll assist you through our reciprocity option.

If you have any questions or concerns directly related to this approval change, please contact Kristal Langner, our regulatory specialist, at 800.447.3177 x325.




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