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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
Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services
FY 14 EMS/Local Projects Grant is Available (Addendum 5/15/13)
(April 16, 2013)
CoAEMSP/CAAHEP Accreditation Update & Evaluating Student Competency Workshops
(March 20, 2013)
FY 2012 Final Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution
(March 14, 2013)
*Updated* Notice of Provider Third Party Pay option
(January 11, 2013)
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, Guidance for EMS and Hospital Data Sharing for Quality Improvement
(November 7, 2012)
FY13 Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Application
(October 1, 2012)
FY 2012 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution - August 2012
(August 21, 2012)
FY 2012 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution - June 2012
(August 1, 2012)
Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition Disaster Preparedness Video for Patients
(July 25, 2012)
Drug shortages on the ambulance: What can EMS do?
(July 16, 2012)
Volunteer personnel can now use the electronic Renewal process to submit their DSHS Renewal application!!!
*You will also need to fax the Volunteer Sign Off form to EMS Cert at: 512-834-6714.
Personnel that want to upgrade their certification levels (e.g.: ECA to EMT) will need to submit the paper DSHS Initial application at this time. We hope to have an electronic application submission solution soon.
(June 11, 2012)
The 3rd Party Pay system is once again available for bulk payments of applications. You can access the system using your previously issued account number and password. Or if you would like to now participate in the 3rd Party Pay billing system, you can now create that account electronically. Please note that if you are listed as the 3rd Party Pay administrator, you will need to turn the 3rd Party Pay off in your user profile, before you can send your personal application to be paid via 3rd Party Pay system.
New FAQs for online applications (PDF file)
(June 7, 2012)
Senate approves drug shortages legislation-The U.S. Senate today voted 96-1 to approve the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, which includes AHA-supported provisions to help alleviate critical drug shortages. The bill reauthorizes the law permitting FDA to collect user fees from makers of prescription drugs and medical devices, and allows the agency to begin collecting user fees for generic drugs. The White House has said it "strongly supports" the legislation, which must be reconciled with a similar measure in the House.
(May 25, 2012)