Covid Staffing Waiver Termination

The state of Texas announced the termination of the state’s Covid-19 staffing waiver for Texas EMS agencies. The Department of State Health Services made the following announcement: The COVID-19 pandemic began […]

Survey: Governor’s EMS Staffing Waiver

The Governor’s office asked Texas EMS agencies to complete a short survey on the EMS staffing waiver by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, October 31. Click here to complete the […]

Governor Appoints Seven to GETAC

Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of seven individuals to GETAC, including Ryan Matthews, who serves as a board member of the Texas EMS Alliance. Statute directs the governor to […]

EMS Staffing Waiver Extended

The Office of the Governor is in receipt of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) request to extend the temporary suspension of 25 TAC 157.11(h)(1)-(6) and Sections 773.050(a) of the Texas Health […]

Senate Finance Committee Adds EMS Funding to ARPA

The Texas Senate Committee on Finance’s committee substitute for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included a funding pool of $400 million for home health, nursing homes, home care attendants […]

TEMSA Asks for Covid-19 EMS Waiver Extension

The Texas EMS Alliance asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott to extend the state’s EMS-related waiver for Covid-19. TEMSA’s request is in response to the governor’s announcement to end the existing […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Survey for EMS

a Texas DSHS is planning for statewide Covid-19 vaccination centers and asking EMS agencies to fill out a brief survey. Click here to access the survey.