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:   Awaiting Appointment & Approval

EMS Private Administrator:   Mark Majors, Vice Chair    

Paramedic:   Christopher Mixon, Secretary        

American Academy of Pediatrics:   Cristina M. Zeretzke, MD

American College of Surgeons:   Lance Stuke, MD

Emergency Medical Technician:   Tammy Gray

EMS Public Administrator:   Jeffery Watson

Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association:   Travis Schulze           

Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association:   Toby Henry

Louisiana Municipal Association:   Ryan Brown

Louisiana State Medical Society:   Jeffrey Kuo, MD

Louisiana State Nurses Association:   Travis Schulze

Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana:   Barbara Sellers

 

 

EMS Certification Commission Meeting Schedule

The Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission’s regular meetings are scheduled the 2nd Friday of every even numbered month 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 

October 11, 2019    

December 13, 2019 

 

EMSCC Meeting Agendas/Notices and Minutes can be found on the Louisiana Boards & Commissions website.

Click here for EMSCC agendas/notices. 

Click here for EMSCC minutes.

 

 

Complaints

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

Reports must be in writing and can be accomplished by fax, postal service or electronic means.   

Click here to complete a EMSCC Complaint Form

 

To Whom to Report

EMS Certification Commission

c/o Stacy Barbay, Credentialing Coordinator

7273 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

 

Phone: (225) 925-7216

Fax: (225) 925-7244

Email: EMS.Commission@la.gov

                   

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.

Click here for the Scope of Practice

updated 12/14/2018

 

Statutes: EMS Certification Commission

LRS 40:1133.3 EMS Certification Commission

LRS 40:1133.4 Powers and Duties of the Commission

LRS 40:1133.7 Grounds for Disciplinary Proceedings

LRS 40:1133.8 Hearings of the Commission

 

Statutes: Emergency Medical Services

LRS 40:1131 Emergency Medical Services

LRS 40:1133.1 Emergency Medical Personnel

LRS 40:1133.2 Fee Schedule

LRS 40:1133.5 Powers and Duties of the Bureau

LRS 40:1133.6 License Requirements

LRS 40:1133.10 Violations

LRS 40:1133.11 Prosecution