EMS General Notices

Notice of Rescheduled Public Hearing

Please see the Notice of Rescheduled Public Hearing regarding the Central GA Region 5 EMS Zoning plan recommendation, has been rescheduled for September 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. The Public Hearing will be in the EOC Briefing Room on the 3rd Floor.

EOC Briefing Room, DPH 3-240, 3rd FL, at 2 Peachtree St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303

Upcoming Regional Council Meeting in EMS Region 3

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Region III EMS Council will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9th at the City of Dunwoody City Hall located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.

The Region III RTAC will be meeting immediately following the council meeting.

Late License Renewal Process

April 2, 2018

All Individual EMS licensees with a license expired on 3/31/2018 can continue with our late license renewal process to renew their license.

Please visit the following link Renew EMS License to learn more about our online license renewal process and fees.

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 dipti.patel@dph.ga.gov

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 one-pager resource corrects previous incorrect and misleading news regarding certain synthetic opioids and naloxone effectiveness.

Counterfeit Percocet Guidelines for EMS

June 14, 2017

Counterfeit Percocet Guidelines Letter from the Commissioner

Fentanyl Briefing by the DEA

June 9, 2017

Fentanyl Briefing Guide for First Responders - June 2017

Out-of-State Medics Assisting Wildland Firefighters

December 5, 2016

Georgia does not have a temporary license recognition or reciprocity with any state EMS licensing board.

Federal deployment?  Yes or No.

No - Not on a Federal Deployment

A.  Georgia does not have a limited recognition or a temporary license.

B.  Out of state medics can perform at the BLS level without issues.

C.  Out of state medics cannot perform at the ALS level without a GA license.

Yes - On a Federal Deployment

A.  Georgia does not have a limited recognition or a temporary license.

B.  While on a federal deployment ALS providers may provide ALS services to team members, as approved by their home medical director and state license.  They will need to contact the appropriate 911 ambulance service for transport once the patient reaches the public road and/or use an air ambulance.

C.  While on a federal deployment ALS providers may not provide ALS services to civilians.  They can provide BLS services and turn care over to the appropriate 911 ambulance service.

Thank you,

Office of EMS and Trauma
Georgia Department of Public Health

Medical Device Recall

November 21, 2016

Teleflex Medical Recalls LMA MAD Nasal Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device

Thank you,

Office of EMS and Trauma
Georgia Department of Public Health




Page last updated 7/27/2018