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 work with Texas officials in the interim to secure a funding mechanism.

Rep. JD Sheffield of Gatesville and Sen. Kel Seliger of Amarillo led the effort.