EMS General Notices

ImageTrend Server Maintenance

January 25, 2018

ImageTrend will continue to perform monthly server maintenance on all hosted sites (with the exception of High Availability Resource Bridge production sites) on the last Wednesday of every month, between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central Time.

In keeping with this schedule, the next server maintenance is scheduled for January 31, between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central Time. Each server maintenance window may result in a service disruption.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the potential service disruption. As always, please contact ImageTrend if you have any questions. You may reach ImageTrend Support via phone at 888-730-3255 or online at http://support.imagetrend.com.

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

Medic License Number Transformation

December 15, 2017

On April 1, 2018, the Office of EMS and Trauma (Department) will convert all individual licenses issued prior to July 1, 2015 to a new license format that incorporates both components of the license: license level and license number.

No action is necessary on your part for the change except to ensure that your medic profile is updated in our system so that we can send you a copy of your updated license via email. 

Please see the attached letter for additional information.


 

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 


2017 EMS Instructor License Renewal

October 4, 2017

All EMS Instructors with a license expiring on 12/31/2017 can now begin renewing their license by using our online webform submission.

Online Individual License Renewal Process

October 3, 2017

All Individuals EMS licensees with a license expiring on 3/31/2018 can begin renewing their license.

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

Last Day for Medic Late License Renewals

September 29, 2017

A reminder that Monday, October 2, 2017 is the last day a medic can renew their EMS license under the late renewal cycle for licenses that expired on 3/31/2017.

If a medic that has an expiration date of 3/31/2017 and does not renew by October 2nd they will have to reapply using the EMS State Licensure Application that follows the license requirements posted on our website.

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

Online Late License Renewal Process

April 20, 2017

All Individual EMS licensees with a license expiring on 3/31/2017 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.

Thank you,

Office of EMS and Trauma
Georgia Department of Public Health

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

Online Individual License Renewal Process is Now Open

November 22, 2016

Please visit the following link Online Individual License Renewal to learn more about our online license renewal process and fees.

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

Renewing Georgia Individual EMS License

October 1, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, all Individuals EMS licensees with a license expiring on 3/31/2017 can begin renewing their license.

Important Dates for Licenses Expiring on 3/31/2017

2017 Renewal Opens 10/1/2016
2017 Renewal Closes 3/31/2017
2017 Late Renewal Opens 4/1/2017
2017 Late Renewal Closes 9/30/2017

License Renewal Fee $75.00
Late Renewal Penalty Fee $75.00

Late renewals require a late penalty of $75.00 ($150.00 total fee) and all other license requirements must have been met prior to the renewal date. While late renewals are allowed, the medic’s license will lapse and will remain lapsed until the license has been renewed through the late renewal process.

Please visit the following link Online Individual License Renewal to learn more about license renewal process and fees.

Thank you,

Office of EMS and Trauma
Georgia Department of Public Health

Printing an Updated Georgia Medic License

June 6, 2016

The Office of EMS and Trauma (OEMS) has completed the process of matching our license cycle to match that of the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Now that this process is complete, we have created an online method that you can use to print a new Georgia license. Please click on the link below for specific instructions and additional information.

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Thank you,

Office of EMS and Trauma
Georgia Department of Public Health

 

 

 

 


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