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 its top priority in the 85th Texas Legislature. TEMSA will work with policymakers to identify funding streams for the LPGs and distance-learning program.