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Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, Guidance for EMS and Hospital Data Sharing for Quality Improvement
(November 7, 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) 
Update on the impact of Data Center Performance Issues on EMS/Trauma registry replacement project
(May 15, 2012)

DSHS Drug Shortage Statement for the website
(March 16, 2012)

FAQs for online renewal applications
(October 20, 2011)

American College of Surgeons Assessment Survey Documents
(Updated December 22, 2010)

EMS and Trauma Systems Overview – Brochure
(December 3, 2010)

Trauma Registry Improvement Project
(Updated October 11, 2010)

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: Trauma Systems Consultation
(August 6, 2010)

Trauma Facility Study: An Analysis of the need for Additional Level I & Level II Trauma Facilities in Texas
(August 6, 2010)

American College of Surgeons Exit Presentation/Texas Trauma System
(Updated May 28, 2010)

American College of Surgeons Trauma Assessment Documents
(April 9, 2010)

Clarification letter regarding TAC 157.37, Certification of Persons with Criminal Backgrounds
(March 3, 2010)

Fingerprinting FAQs
(February 10, 2010)

Texas Injury Prevention Workforce Survey
(November 30, 2009)

Swine flu information
(Updated September 4, 2009)

Top 5 Causes of Death, Disability, and Hospital Charges PDF icon
(July 17, 2008)

Legislative Update: Ambulance Licensing – Gurney Car/"Epi pen"
(October 29, 2007)

GDEM 10-27-06 Letter: Role of RACs in Disasters
(November 27, 2006)

News for Educators about Computer Testing
(September 26, 2006)

NREMT 2005 Exam Statistics
(August 1, 2006)

TFCA Stakeholder Letter
(June 14, 2006)

Hospital Disaster and Evacuation Planning PDF icon
(September 15, 2006)

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