EMS Notices

NASEMSO Scope of Practice Model Decision-Making Framework for EMS

The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) has collaborated with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to provide a derivative work of their decision-making framework to compliment state-based rules and regulations related to EMS scope of practice.  NASEMSO’s “Scope of Practice Model Decision-Making Framework for Emergency Medical Services” is now available on NASEMSO’s website at https://nasemso.org/projects/ems-scope-of-practice/.

Notice of Final Proposed Rulemaking to DPH Rule Chapter 511-9-2-.07

The Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma (Department) has decided to finalize Chapter 511-9-2-.07, entitled “Licensure of Ground Ambulance Services” as proposed on March 9, 2018. The amendment will become effective on May 14, 2018.

Please review the attached  Download this pdf file. memo from DPH Commissioner, Dr. Pat O’Neal.

Deadline to Transition to NEMSIS V3.4.0

January 9, 2018 

The deadline for all service licensees (ground ambulance services, neonatal transport services, air ambulance services, and medical first responder services) is March 31, 2018. On April 1, 2018, the GEMSIS v2.2.1 system will be placed in READ-ONLY mode, meaning that it will not accept data imports nor will it be able to create data.

For agencies that are still using GEMSIS v2.2.1 and/or Field Bridge to create incident records AND who have not already scheduled or received training, please contact Dipti Patel in our office to schedule your Agency Administrator training. Dipti can be reached by email at [email protected]

New Video Highlights Importance of EMS Data

The Office of EMS recently released a two-minute animated video that shows how EMS data can be used to improve EMS systems and patient care at the local, state and national levels. It follows EMS data from the moment it is collected at the scene to when the information is analyzed. 

This video, intended for all members of the EMS community, highlights the importance of collecting and sharing accurate information, and the numerous ways agencies, policymakers, researchers and others use it. 

Credit: NHTSA Office of EMS 

Resource on Acrylfentanyl and Naloxone Effectiveness

July 6, 2017

This Download this pdf file. one-pager resource corrects previous incorrect and misleading news regarding certain synthetic opioids and naloxone effectiveness.

Counterfeit Percocet Guidelines for EMS

June 14, 2017

Download this pdf file. Counterfeit Percocet Guidelines Letter from the Commissioner

Fentanyl Briefing by the DEA

June 9, 2017

Download this pdf file. Fentanyl Briefing Guide for First Responders - June 2017


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