EMS Commission & EMS Task Force

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Laws & Regulations

LRS 40:1131 - PART VII.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

LRS 40:1133. - SUBPART B.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

LRS 40:1133.13 - CIVIL IMMUNITY

LRS 40:1133.14- DUTIES OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

 

Licensure of EMS Practitioners

In accordance with L.R.S. 40:1131 (12), an "EMS practitioner" means an individual who is a licensed emergency medical responder, licensed emergency medical technician, licensed advanced emergency medical technician, or a licensed paramedic.

For more information on the difference between 'licensure' and 'certification' of EMS personnel, the National Registry of EMTs has provided a detailed explaination in the document "The Legal Differences Between Certification and Licensure".

 

Scope of Practice

On July 26, 2017, the EMS Certification Commission approved the Louisiana EMS Scope of Practice Matrix. The Scope of Practice Matrix defines the maximum scope (procedures) a duly licensed EMS Practitioner may perform, while operating under an approved medical protocol, or on the order of a physician. Click here for a spreadsheet of the Scope of Practice Matrix.

 

Related Statues & Rules

The EMSCC is governed by the following statues, rules, and regulations