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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 DPS crime records service and DSHS has changed from the FAST fingerprint form to a new Texas Fingerprint Service Code Form for criminal background checks. 

DSHS has noticed an increase in personnel completing fingerprints for their criminal background check before they have filed an application with DSHS. EMS personnel must submit an application for EMS Certification/licensure, Criminal History Pre-Screen Petition, or an Administrator of Record (AOR) form before completing the fingerprint process.  Completing fingerprints without submitting an application and/or AOR form to DSHS will cause a delay in processing your application.


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)

FY17 Uncompensated Trauma Care Funding Application
(October 3, 2016) 

FY 2015 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution- August 2016
(September 21, 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 August 3, 2017