a The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee December 7, 2020, hearing on Covid-19 heard testimony from the Houston Fire Department that some patients called an ambulance to seek a transport for Covid-19 testing. MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth indicated that they will send a unit. However, if the patient demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms […]
The Texas EMS Alliance submitted recommendations related to EMS costs for the Texas House Select Committee on Health Costs’ request for ideas. Click here to view TEMSA’s recommendations: Texas EMS Alliance – Statewide Health Care Costs
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Texas EMS agencies dedicated the month of January to hosting state lawmakers and their aides to discuss the important care that Texas EMS agencies are delivering to Texas communities. TEMSA’s president, Jeff Mincy, and Coryell Health EMS hosted their state senator, Dawn Buckingham, MD. Austin-Travis County EMS held a site visit for legislative aides from […]
The Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Comp (TDI-DWC) proposed a rule for SB 2551, which was passed by the 2019 Texas Legislature to address Workers’ Comp claims related to cancer for first responders. Click here to learn more about the proposed rule. Click here to learn more about the legislation.
The Texas EMS Alliance has expressed its support for a paramedic tuition assistance bill in the Texas Legislature. Click here to learn more about HB 3890 by Rep. Sheryl Cole (D-Austin): HB 3890 – Cole
The Texas House Human Services Committee will consider two EMS-related Medicaid supplemental funding bills on April 9. Click here to learn more about HB 2333 and HB 2409.
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 Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced the committee assignments for the 86th Texas Legislature earlier today. Click here to view them: 86th Texas House
The 2017 Texas Legislature passed legislation that directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to create a work group to study mental health access for first responders. Two of TEMSA’s board members served on the work group. The work group released its recommendations for the 2019 Texas Legislature earlier this month. Click here to read […]