EMS Certification Commission
The Louisiana Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission (EMSCC) is a legally created administrative commission acting within the governmental structure of the state and possessing legal power.
To safeguard life and health of the citizens of Louisiana, the law governing the practice of Nationally Registered and State Licensed EMS Practitioners, Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, R.S. 40:1133 et seq., as re-enacted and amended, delegates to this Commission the responsibility to establish and publish standards of out-of-hospital practice; to regulate the scope of practice of Emergency Medical Services Practitioners, to discipline and regulate the practice of Emergency Medical Services Practitioners and to establish standards for education programs preparing individuals for out-of-hospital practice.
EMS Certification Commissioners
American College of Emergency Physicians: Jeff Elder, MD
EMS Private Administrator: Tracy Wold
Paramedic: Christopher Mixon, Secretary
American Academy of Pediatrics: Megan Marino, MD
American College of Surgeons: Lance Stuke, MD
Emergency Medical Technician: Tammy Gray
EMS Public Administrator: Jeffery Watson
Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association: Toby Henry
Louisiana Municipal Association: Ryan Brown
Louisiana State Medical Society: Jeffrey Kuo, MD
Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana: Barbara Sellers
EMS Certification Commission Meeting Schedule
The Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission’s regular meetings are at 9:00 a.m. at the office of the Louisiana Bureau of EMS, unless otherwise noted.
2019 Regular Meeting Dates:
February 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
June 14, 2019
August 9, 2019 - Rescheduled for September 6, 2019
October 11, 2019
December 13, 2019
2020 Regular Meeting Dates:
February 7, 2020
April 17, 2020
June 26, 2020
August 21, 2020
October 16, 2020
December 04, 2020
EMSCC Meeting Agendas/Notices and Minutes can be found on the Louisiana Boards & Commissions website.
What to Report?
Any of the following violations:
- EMS Practice Act R.S. 40:1131 et. seq.
- Bureau of EMS Policy and Procedures
- Patient Care
- Unprofessional Conduct
- Moral Turpitude
- EMS Rules
- Scope of Practice
- National Registry Rules
- National EMS Education Guidelines
- Education/Educator Violations
- Failed or refused drug screening
- Any act the results in arrest either misdemeanor or felony
Who Should Report?
Any student, candidate, licensed EMS practitioners, EMS Educator, EMS Provider or EMS Employer having direct knowledge.
How to Report
To Whom to Report
EMS Certification Commission
c/o Stacy Barbay
7273 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-4022
Fax: (225) 925-7244
Public Comment at EMSCC Meetings
At every open meeting of the EMSCC, members of the public shall be afforded an opportunity to make public comment addressing any matters set by agenda for discussion at that meeting. Concerns and public comments shall be limited to five minutes per individual unless the time limitations are waived by a majority of the EMS Certification Commission members present.
Anyone wishing to speak on a specific item must present the request prior to the convening of the meeting. Cards shall be available to place the request for public comment, along with the requestor’s name and for whom the requestor is appearing.
Scope of Practice
The EMS Certification Commission will determine the Scope of Practice for each EMS Practitioner level. The EMSCC retains the authority to modify, expand, limit, or change the Scope of Practice by passing a resolution. Upon the passing of a resolution, the Bureau of EMS will publish the resolution and update the Scope of Practice matrix on the Bureau of EMS website and the Louisiana Boards and Commissions Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission web page.
updated December 2019
Statutes: EMS Certification Commission
Statutes: Emergency Medical Services