EMS General Notices

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.

View More Details

Thank you,

Office of EMS and Trauma
Georgia Department of Public Health

 

 

 

 


Page last updated 7/6/2017