EURAMI performs voluntary accreditation of public or private air medical services.
Eligibility for registration
- The company has to be operational for a minimum period of two years
- The company has to have completed a minimum of 250 patient transports
When these requirements are not met please review the alternative requirements stipulated on the page “Application Eligibility Criteria”
The Accreditation Standards are periodically revised criteria to assess an air medical services level of quality.
In order to guarantee that the service continues to meet these criteria, re accreditation is performed every 3y.
Accreditation evaluates the following points :
- Company capabilities
- Medical personnel, training & qualifications
- Aircraft medical configuration
- Aircraft operations
- Control centre communication and operations
- Internal management policies
- Quality control & management
EURAMI awards accreditation standards according to the program’s medical and aviation capacities.
The accreditation process
- Sign up on the website. A 500€ non refundable fee will be requested.
- Provide the EURAMI office with the requested documents within a 3 month period, see Application Eligibility Criteria.
- Having received you payment the board will proceed to review the documents provided.
Within a two week period the board will confirm if you have been accepted into the accreditation program.
- The questionnaire will be sent to you and you have three months to complete and return this document.
- Having returned the document to us we will then send you the invoice for the site visit (Costs & Fees).
- Upon payment receipt our auditor will contact you to make the arrangements for the onsite audit.
- A 1 to 1 1/2 day onsite audit is performed by our auditor.
- The auditors report is forwarded and validated by two other auditors.
- All three reports are sent to the EURAMI Board to be reviewed.
- The boards decision is sent to the Air Ambulance Provider within four weeks of receiving the auditors reports.
- Once the board has confirmed the accreditation, the certificate, reports and logo are sent to the provider.
- The accreditation is valid for three years as stated on the certificate.
EURAMI seeks proof of claim of substantial compliance, i.e. that the air medical service demonstrates a high overall level of quality of service.
This level of quality of service must be consistent with the EURAMI Accreditation Standards and the professional judgement of the EURAMI Board.
- Nine months before the current certificate expires the Eurami office will forward the actual accreditation document to the provider to complete
- The provider should return the completed document maximum three months before the certificate expires
- Once received the auditor will contact you and make the arrangements for the onsite visit
- A 1 to 1 1/2 day onsite audit is performed by our auditor
- The auditors report is forwarded and validated by another auditor
- Both reports are sent to the EURAMI Board to be reviewed
- The boards decision is sent to the Air Ambulance Provider within four weeks of receiving the auditors reports
- According to the boards decision the new certificate is forwarded accordingly
Provisional accreditation is awarded for 6 months when a company has gone through the accreditation process, but has a number of points that need to improve.
The company has to provide substantial evidence confirming that the points have been rectified.
The board will then review the information and confirm the accreditation status.