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Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that regulates EMS and trauma systems in Texas. This website contains information about EMS certification and licensure, trauma designation, how to contact us and more.


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Attention EMS Personnel, EMS Providers and EMS Educators:

The following individuals are required to submit an application/form before completing the fingerprint process:

If you currently hold an EMS license/or certificate, and haven't already completed the fingerprint process, you are required to be fingerprinted before renewing and you may schedule an appointment with IdentoGO at your convenience.



News/Features

EMS Education Email Address Update
Please note that the email address EMSCompliance_Central@dshs.texas.gov is being deactivated and will not be monitored after September 1, 2019.  For questions regarding EMS education  programs contact the EMS Education Unit at EMSEducation@dshs.texas.gov.

FY 2017 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution – June 2019
(July 3, 2019)

FY 2016 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution - July 2018
(July 17, 2018)

EMS Provider Summer Heat Precaution
(June 1, 2018)

FY18 EMS Allotment/Allocation Eligibility
(August 3, 2017)

DSHS Drug Shortage Statement
(July 19, 2017)

Submission of Patient Care Records (PCRs) to the Texas Trauma Registry
(May 9, 2017)

2016 Report on Emergency Medical Services Complaints and Investigation (PDF 440KB)
(December 19, 2016) 

Guidance for EMS Providers Seeking Patient Health Outcome or Emergency Department Data from Hospitals
(December 1, 2015)

EMS/Trauma System Organization
(January 7, 2015)

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Last updated December 2, 2019