EMS Commission & EMS Task Force
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 December 18, 2018, 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