The Military Training Network solicited the official determination from the Chief, Policy and Compliance of the MEDCOM Health Care Acquisition Activity, the experts in health care contracts; who are hereby quoted.
- The requirements for contractor employees are addressed in the contract. If BLS or ACLS is a requirement then it should be stated in the contract and it is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that his employees/ subcontractors meet the requirement and maintain current certificate. The government only provides training to contractor personnel if the training is unique to the government (CHCS, PD2, local procedures). Contract employees are required to obtain and maintain all licenses, certifications and training that are a requirement of the position. If BLS/ACLS is not a current requirement of the contract but is now determined to be necessary, the contract should be modified to include the requirement. The government does not provide training that is commercially available. I have coordinated this response with our legal staff
To reemphasize, DoD contract employees are not to receive ACLS, PALS, or BLS AHA/MTN training and subsequent course completion cards, unless it specifically states that such training will be provided in the contract.