Texas Ems Rules and Regulations

Please refer to Board Rule 197, available on our website at www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/board-rules for a complete list of requirements for the Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services. EMS C.P. Certificate 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347 Phone: 512-834-6700 emscert@dshs.texas.gov To register with TMB as a Medical Director for Offline Communication, you can either submit the information as part of the biennial physician registration process or complete the EMS Offline Medical Director Registration Form. An EMS Medical Director is defined in Council Rule 197 as “A physician approved by the Board who is responsible for all aspects of the operation of an EMS system with respect to the provision of medical care. This doctor can also be called an offline medical director. “o 12 hours of formal medical education (CME) in the field of emergency medical services medical management; Go to Secretary of State – Texas Administrative Code Titles o the administrative and legislative environment affecting regional and/or state preclinical EMS organizations; According to Council Rule 197.3(b)(17), each medical director of emergency medical services shall meet the following requirements: o Certification of the Board of Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Medical Specialties or Certificate of Supplemental Qualification in EMS by the Currently, a physician cannot hold the position of offline medical director for more than 20 emergency medical service providers. unless the physician has a derogation. TMB may grant an exemption to allow a physician to act as an offline medical director for more than 20 emergency medical service providers if the physician proves that: A list of assessment services is available from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). In addition, the TMB Board Rule states that an Emergency Medical Services Medical Director must be offline: a physician acting as an offline medical director for an EMS service in the State of Texas must register as such with the Texas Medical Board and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Since July 2014, TMB registration has been part of the biennial physician registration process. Information on how to register with the DSHS as the Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services can be obtained from the Office of Coordination of Emergency Medical Systems/Trauma at the following link: www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/provfro.shtm American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists; or External links are provided for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by the Texas Department of State Health Department. These websites may not be accessible to people with disabilities. There are additional training requirements for each medical director of the rescue service.

To request an exemption for the position of Offline Medical Director for more than 20 emergency medical service providers, please submit a completed EMS exemption request form for each emergency medical service provider for which you require a waiver. o education and/or training of EMS personnel under their direct supervision at the relevant certification levels;. o medical examination, review and performance criticism of EMS staff under their direct supervision; These links are provided as a service and direct you to an external source of information and take you away from the EMS and Trauma Systems website. We cannot guarantee the validity of information on external websites. Texas Health and Safety Code: Title 4. Subtitle B. Licensing of Health Facilities.