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 Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that regulates EMS and trauma systems in Texas. This website contains information about EMS certification and licensure, trauma designation, how to contact us and more.



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Special message for military personnel and veterans

Federal criminal history background checks required for all initial applicants
starting January 1, 2010


Early registration for Initial Administrator of Record course ends October 15
(September 24, 2014)

DSHS approved Medical Directors course offered online
(September 24, 2014)

FY 2014 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution – September 2014
(September 12, 2014)

GETAC Committee application accepted until October 1
(September 2, 2014)

EMS Local Projects Grant Application for FY 2015 is closed
(August 5, 2014)

Ending EMS Run Affidavit- Policy 2014-B
(July 14, 2014)

FY 2014 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution
(July 3, 2014)

FY 2013 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution
(May 8, 2014)

Situational Awareness Alert for EMS providers
(December 11, 2013)

Update to Medicaid Surety Bonds for Ambulance Providers
(December 5, 2013)

FY14 Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Application
(October 14, 2013) 

FY 2013 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution – September 2013
(September 23, 2013) 

Guidance Regarding the Renewal of an EMS Provider License
(September 3, 2013)

EMS course completion numbers now required when submitting an initial application online (FAQs)
(July 24, 2013)

FY 2013 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution - July 2013
(July 22, 2013)

Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services
(April 16,2013)

CoAEMSP/CAAHEP Accreditation Update & Evaluating Student Competency Workshops
(March 20, 2013)

*Updated* Notice of Provider Third Party Pay option
(January 11, 2013)

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Last updated October 01, 2014