Uncompensated Trauma Care Application Fiscal Year (FY) 2020


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), EMS/Trauma Systems (EMS/TS) is pleased to announce that the application needed to apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) Funding is now available and can be found at the bottom of this page.  Additionally, the application information was emailed to all designated and “in active pursuit” hospitals to the Trauma Coordinator/Trauma Program Manager. 
A completed application must be received by the department per the instructions provided below no later than October 20, 2021


Designated Trauma Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Account (Fund 5111)


To be eligible for the hospital allocation from Fund 5111, a hospital must be either a designated trauma facility or meet the “in active pursuit of trauma designation” requirements by the application due date and maintain either status as directed by statute. 
“In active pursuit” requirements:

  • Submit a letter of intent to designate as a trauma facility 
  • Submit a “timely and sufficient” trauma designation application (with fee);
  • Submit evidence of data submitted to the State EMS/Trauma Registry;
  • Submit evidence of participation in the appropriate Regional Advisory Council; and
  • Provide evidence that a hospital trauma performance improvement committee has been developed. 

Background Info:

The trauma care funding program enacted by House Bill (HB) 3588, 78th Texas Legislature, stipulates that 96% of the funds accumulated in the Designated Trauma Facilities and Emergency Medical Services (DTF/EMS) Account be distributed to eligible Texas hospitals to reimburse a portion of their uncompensated trauma care. 
HB 2048, which was passed during the 87th Texas Legislative Session, Regular, amended Chapter §780 of the Texas Health and Safety Code use at least 94 percent of the money appropriated from the account, after any amount the commissioner is required to reserve is deducted, to fund a portion of the uncompensated trauma care provided at facilities designated as state trauma facilities by the department or an undesignated facility in active pursuit of designation.


Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5108) and Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5007)


To be eligible for the hospital allocation from Funds 5108 and 5007, a hospital must be a designated trauma facility by the application due date and maintain its designation as directed by statute. 

Background Info:

Texas Health and Safety Code §773.122 directs DSHS to use at least 27% of funds in the Emergency Medical services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5108); and at least 27% of funds in the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5007) to fund a portion of uncompensated trauma care provided at hospitals designated by the state as trauma facilities.


Hospital Allotment Funds will be distributed in the following manner: 

  • 15% of the total amount of funds available for the Hospital Allocation will be divided equally among all eligible applicants
  • The remaining 85% of the UCC funds will be distributed to eligible hospitals based on the percentage of uncompensated trauma care a hospital provides in relation to the total uncompensated care provided by all the eligible hospitals that apply for the UCC Funding.

Uncompensated Trauma Care Application


The UCC application is a 3-part application process. All 3 parts of the application must be completed and submitted on or before the deadline to be considered for hospital allocation funding eligibility.


Application Information

Information regarding the Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) application.

Application Presentation (PowerPoint) 

Part A – Application 
Please complete all required portions of the application in order to submit the information directly to the department. It will not allow you to complete the form until all required fields have been addressed. 
This portion of the application is to be filled out online

Example – UCC Part A – Application: PDF
Part B – Affidavits
Please complete all required portions of the application as directed in each section before submitting the information directly to the department by email: fundingapp@dshs.texas.gov 
This portion of the application can be downloaded here.
Part C – Supporting Data Submission 
Please complete all portions of the workbook as directed in each section before submitting the information directly to the department by email: fundingapp@dshs.texas.gov 
This portion of the application can be downloaded here




Payment Information/Resources


Payments are issued after the calculations are completed for the Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) funding and Standard Dollar Amount (SDA) Trauma Add-On funding (reconciliation process).


To ensure that any issued payments for UCC for your facility are received promptly and at the correction location, please complete the information below to either to create a new Texas Identification Number (TIN) or update information on a current TIN:

Formats available:

If you would like to receive any issued payments for UCC for your facility as a direct deposit, please complete the information below for initial set-up or to update any needed information for this process:

Formats available:

For questions or additional information regarding the Uncompensated Trauma Care Application, please contact the department at: fundingapp@dshs.texas.gov.

Last updated August 17, 2021