Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative

a To access the electronic Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative site recruitment packet, please use the following link: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/adult/adultflutool.pdf For additional information and questions by interested facilities, please visit the Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative website or email AdultFluProgram@dshs.texas.gov.

DSHS Launches the EMS Peer Referral Program

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the launch of the Texas EMS Peer Referral Program on April 1, 2020. The program is available for anyone in the EMS field who is struggling with substance abuse issues. Click here to learn more.

Texas DSHS Trauma & Stroke Stakeholder Meetings

The Department of State Health Services will be holding stakeholder meetings in Austin to discuss rule revisions pertaining to Texas Administrative Code §157.125 Requirements for Trauma Facility Designation and §157.133 Requirements for Stroke Facility Designation. Stroke Rules Stakeholder Meeting: Monday, August 19, 2019; 10 AM – 4 PM HHSC – CO2 (DSHS, DHB) Room 164 […]

Emergency Health Care Runs for FY 2019 EMS Funding

The Office of EMS/Trauma Systems is asking EMS Providers to submit an affidavit to attest that a good faith effort was made to submit calendar year (CY) 2017 data to the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry and reconcile potential discrepancies between emergency healthcare runs recorded by individual EMS providers during CY17 and the number of emergency healthcare […]

Potential Eligible EMS Providers for Funding – DSHS

From the Texas Department of State Health Services: The provider eligibility lists have been updated. Visit http://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/sb102elig.shtm for details. The Office of EMS/Trauma Systems (OEMS/TS) is updating the list of potential eligible emergency medical service (EMS) providers for the FY 19 EMS Allotment/Allocation (also referred as EMS/County fund). Funds are distributed through your Regional Advisory Council […]

New Texas Workgroup on Mental Health Seeks Information

The state’s Workgroup on Mental Health Access for First Responders is asking EMS agencies to complete a survey by July 4. The workgroup, which was created by the 2017 Texas Legislature, features three TEMSA members. Click here to access the survey. Your input is important and will help guide the workgroup’s direction.

May 22 REPLICA Agenda Posted

The agenda for the May 22, 2018 Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) has been posted. Click here to view the agenda. The Texas Legislature passed its own REPLICA legislation in 2015, which allows Texas to recognize EMS personnel licenses from other states that joined REPLICA. Joe Schmider of the Texas Department of […]

DSHS Survey on Hurricane Damage to EMS Agencies

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has asked EMS agencies to complete a very short online survey to determine the effect of Hurricane Harvey on Texas EMS agencies. Click here to access the survey and complete it.

Overview of DSHS’s Chapter 157 EMS Re-write

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) produced an overview of the proposal to re write Chapter 157, which is the state’s EMS rule.  Click here to view it: Chapter 157 Draft Rule Presentation June 2015 It is important to note: The PowerPoint does not include every proposed change.  It is simply an overview. While […]