CAAS seeks comments on proposed changes to Ground Vehicle Standard (GVS) V2.0

Possible changes may affect ambulances' payload capacity, floor height, lighting, warning devices, doors and more


By Leila Merrill

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services is seeking public comment on a list of proposed changes to the Ground Vehicle Standard (GVS) V2.0, according to a news release.

The proposed changes were released Friday and include payload capacity, floor height, an anti-theft device, lighting, warning devices, doors, safety glass, seating, fasteners, oxygen and inspections. 

"To ensure that anyone with an interest in the medical transportation industry has a voice in the Standard revision process, CAAS has now posted the proposed changes for public comment," CAAS stated in its news release. (Image/Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services)

"To ensure that anyone with an interest in the medical transportation industry has a voice in the Standard revision process, CAAS has now posted the proposed changes for public comment," CAAS stated in its news release.

The proposed changes will be available for viewing for the next 60 days.

The Ground Vehicle Standard (GVS) V2.0 was released in 2019, and the commission's revision committee is currently working on the Ground Vehicle Standard (GVS) V3.0.

Committee members will review any comments received from the initial feedback, and a second 60-day public comment period will be held to give individuals a chance to comment on anything that may have been changed since the first draft was released.

The GVS V3.0 document is scheduled to go into effect on July 1.

GVS V2.0 is available here.

The full list of proposed changes is here.

Comments are being accepted here.

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