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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 157EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
SUBCHAPTER AEMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES - PART A
RULE §157.1Purpose

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to implement the Emergency Medical Services Act, Health and Safety Code, Chapter 773.

(b) This chapter will provide minimum requirements for an emergency medical services (EMS) provider license; authorization of EMS vehicles; emergency suspension, reprimand, suspension, probation, revocation, or denial of an EMS provider license; first responder organizations; EMS personnel certification and licensure; interstate reciprocity for EMS certification; EMS personnel recertification or relicensure; continuing education requirements; course coordinator and program instructor certification; disciplinary action for EMS personnel, course coordinators and program instructors; EMS training courses and course approval; Emergency Medical Information Operator training, instructor training, course approval and certification; certification or licensure of persons with criminal backgrounds; Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate orders; automated external defibrillators; requests for emergency care attendant training; fees; the establishment of trauma service areas; the establishment of regional EMS/trauma systems; requirements for trauma facility designation; and disciplinary actions for designated trauma facilities.


Source Note: The provisions of this §157.1 adopted to be effective September 1, 2000, 25 TexReg 3749; amended to be effective June 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 4492

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