Index of EMS-Trauma Systems Policies

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EMS policies in numerical order
EMS provider policies
Trauma Systems Policies in title order
Trauma Systems Policies in numerical order   

 (u) denotes updated policy
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EMS Policies by Number Order

Num Title

*  -A

CE Approved by Other Accrediting Agencies

02-A (u)       

Advanced Training Prerequisite

03-A

Application Eligibility Period for EMT, EMT-I & EMT-P levels       

03-J

Clinical Substitution for EMT Basic Courses

P09-A

EMS Instructor Requirements

P2011-A

EMS Reciprocity Requirements

P2014-C

CPR Documentation

P2015-A Continuing Education Contact Hours
P2015-C

Acceptable CPR Documentation

 

EMS Provider Policies

Title Num Summary

EMS Rule 157.16 Clarification                   

01-2

Accountability of EMS provider

Ending EMS Run Affidavit 2014-B     

Due to the increasing reliability of the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry for receiving run data from EMS Providers, the need for affidavits from EMS Providers will end.

Guidance Document Regarding Air Ambulance Staffing
G2016-A
The department is providing this guidance to address the credentials of staff that deliver patient care on a rotor wing air ambulance.

MD Requirements for AED Rescinded

P 03-C

MD no longer required for AED use

Ambulance Standards
P2015-DThe U.S. General Services Administration adopted new ambulance vehicle standards, KKK-A-1822-F Change Notice 8, which became effective on July 1, 2015.
EMS Vehicle ConstructionPolicy 2017-A
EMS vehicles must meet a minimum national ambulance vehicle body type, dimension, and safety criteria standards as approved by the department.


Index of Trauma Systems Policies in Title Order

Title Num Summary

Appropriate Level of Designation
Attachment A   
Attachment B

TS-04-B (Suspended 04/23/04)
Attachment A  
Attachment B
A hospital applies for an appropriate designation level based on its capabilities.

EMS\Trauma Registry Participation Standards

TS-02 A

EMS/Trauma Registry guidelines for hospitals seeking either initial trauma designation or re-designation.

Essential Criteria Deficiencies

TS-03-A

Steps to be taken when a designated facility finds it cannot meet one or more essential criteria.  Includes a definition of "substantial compliance".

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Trauma Facilities 

TS-02-B

The presence of mid-levels does not meet the requirement for the physical presence of physicians in the ED to care for major/severe trauma patients.

RACs: Participation Responsibilities

TS-01-C

RACs can help their members meet "participation requirements" in a variety of ways.

RACs: Regional Trauma Treatment Protocols

TS-01-A

Minimum RAC trauma treatment protocols for EMS and hospitals.

Telemedicine in Trauma Facilities

TS-01-B

Telemedicine does not meet the essential criterion that requires the physical presence of physicians in the ED to care for major/severe trauma patients.

Trauma Facility Designation: HB3588 & Undesignated Facilities in Active Pursuit of Designation

TS-04-A

Undesignated facilities may meet certain "active pursuit of designation" obligations in order to quality for HB3588 funding. 

Trauma Facility Designation Process for Children's Hospitals

TS-03-B

The process by which children’s hospitals in Texas may achieve Levels I, II, or III trauma designation status.


Index of Trauma Systems Policies in Numerical Order

Num    Title Summary

TS-01-A           

RACs: Regional Trauma Treatment Protocols      

Minimum RAC trauma treatment protocols for EMS and hospitals.

TS-01-B

Telemedicine in Trauma Facilities

Telemedicine does not meet the essential criterion that requires the physical presence of physicians in the ED to care for major/severe trauma patients.

TS-01-C

RACs: Participation Responsibilities

RACs can help their members meet "participation requirements" in a variety of ways.

TS-02-A

EMS\Trauma Registry Participation Standards

EMS/Trauma Registry guidelines for hospitals seeking either initial trauma designation or re-designation.

TS-02-B

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Trauma Facilities

The presence of mid-levels does not meet the requirement for the physical presence of physicians in the ED to care for major/severe trauma patients.

TS-03-A

Essential Criteria Deficiencies

Steps to be taken when a designated facility finds it cannot meet one or more essential criteria.  Includes a definition of "substantial compliance".

TS-03-B

Trauma Facility Designation Process for Children's Hospitals

The process by which children’s hospitals in Texas may achieve Levels I, II, or III trauma designation status.

TS-04-A

Trauma Facility Designation: HB3588 & Undesignated Facilities in Active Pursuit of Designation

Undesignated facilities may meet certain "active pursuit of designation" obligations in order to quality for HB3588 funding. 

TS-04-B(Suspended, 04/23/04)
Attachment A  
Attachment B

Appropriate Level of Designation  
Attachment A
Attachment B

A hospital applies for an appropriate designation level based on its capabilities.

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Last updated May 18, 2017