In response to ACT 493 of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, the Ambulance Transport Alternative Task Force which was charged with studying the potential of an ambulance diversion pilot program in East Baton Rouge parish and providing corresponding recommendations to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the legislature. It further directed the task force provide technical assistance to LDH in applying to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an innovation grant, waiver, or other federal funding opportunity to support the pilot.