State Lawmakers Leading Letter on Proposed Medicaid Rates

State Rep. Trent Ashby and State Sen. Kel Seliger have agreed to lead a letter from state lawmakers to HHSC regarding the proposed Medicaid cuts for ambulance service in Texas. The letter will be closed out at the end of this week. The following details will help you reach out to your state representatives and senators: If you […]

Texas EMS Assistance Program Signed into Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1407, the Texas EMS Assistance Program, into law on June 15.  HB 1407 creates the framework to preserve local project grants (LPGs) and initiate a distance-learning program for rural paramedics. HB 1407 was sponsored by Representative JD Sheffield (R-Gatesville) and Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo). TEMSA identified HB 1407 as […]

Texas Legislature Passes the Texas EMS Assistance Program

The Texas Senate passed HB 1407, the Texas EMS Assistance Program, on May 23.  As a result, it will now be sent to Governor Abbott for his signature. The bill creates the framework to preserve local project grants (LPGs) and creates a distance-learning program for rural paramedics to keep them in rural communities.  TEMSA will […]

Texas House Passes EMS Assistance Program Bill

The Texas House of Representatives passed the Texas EMS Assistance Program bill on May 3. HB 1407, which is sponsored by Rep. JD Sheffield (R-Gatesville), would preserve local project grants (LPGs) and create a distance-learning training program for rural paramedics. Other bill authors include Reps. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall), Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio), and Drew Darby (R-San […]