EMS Bill to Address Rural Shortage and Restore LPGs Introduced in Austin

Texas State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo) filed HB 1477, which would restore local project grant (LPG) funding for Texas EMS agencies and would create the Emergency Medical Services Scholarship Program for rural EMS agencies. “Due to rural hospital closures and other factors, a community’s EMS agency represents the only access to health care for many […]

Texas House Select Committee on Opioids Releases Report

The Texas House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse released its report on December 3, 2018. The committee, which is chaired by Rep. Four Price, asked the Texas EMS Alliance to provide testimony on the EMS response to opioids in Texas. Ernesto Rodriguez of Austin-Travis County EMS provided TEMSA’s response. Click here to view […]

Texas Legislature Hearing on the EMS Response to Opioids

The Texas House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse held a June 26, 2018 hearing on the EMS response to opioids. Ernesto Rodriguez of Austin-Travis County EMS testified on behalf of the Texas EMS Alliance. Click here to read his written testimony.