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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston WV, 25301

Toll Free: 1-888--747-8367
OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
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Trauma Phone: (304) 558-7124
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While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:14 AM

During the 2007 Regular Legislative Session, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill (H.B. 2717) which created the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System Act. In order for the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System (EMSRS) to become effective, the following must occur:

  1. At least 70% of all eligible Emergency Medical Services Officers must elect to participate in the emergency medical services retirement plan, and,
  2. At least 85% of all the eligible Emergency Medical Services Officers who are currently active members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) must elect to participate in the emergency medical services retirement plan.

The election window for current PERS participating employers to opt into the plan is June 7, 2007 to December 31, 2007. If the participation levels reach the required percentages outlined above by December 31, 2007, EMSRS will go into effect on January 1, 2008.

Access the link provided to view the Enrolled Committee Substitute for H.B. 2717 for additional details on the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System Act. Contact the CPRB in writing to determine whether or not a position meets the requirements of an eligible Emergency Medical Services Officer.

Link to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board: http://www.wvretirement.com/Index.html

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