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EMS Division


Emergency Systems - Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS Personnel Certification and License Status (as of August 8, 2023)

OSDH Protocols Information

The Protocol Application details the steps and directions for the approval of new protocols for Ambulance Services and Emergency Medical Response Agencies.

The cover letter identifies the protocols that have been changed or added since the last update. The application for protocols not only applies to the 2022 edition of protocols, but any future protocol submissions from an agency to our office.

The application includes the Agency Authorized Procedure List that will need to be submitted with the application. 

An example of an individual’s List of Authorized procedures is on the last page of the application.  That form does not need to be returned to the department, but retained at the agency in the staff members credential file.

2016 Oklahoma EMS Health and Wellness Survery

The EMS division is created by statute in OS 63 1-2501 et seq., titled the Emergency Response Systems Development Act (formerly the Emergency Medical Services Act.)
The Act requires the health department to develop Rules for administering emergency response systems in the state. These are codified in the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) in Chapter 310.

The Act also charges the Commissioner of Health, through EMS division, with oversight for many aspects of EMS including:

  • A comprehensive plan for EMS development
  • Certification of training programs and approval of training courses,
  • EMT testing and licensure
  • Collection of statewide EMS data
  • Maintaining a standard run report form
  • Emergency Medical Service agency licensure
  • Stretcher Aid Van licensure
  • Emergency Medical Response Agency Certification
  • Trauma Systems Development

EMS Staff facilitate the work of the Oklahoma Trauma and Emergency Response Advisory Council (OTERAC). The Council advises the Commissioner of Health and the Board of Health on EMS issues.

In late 2005 Governor Brad Henry convened the EMS Readiness Task Force to review the major challenges to EMS in Oklahoma and recommend action. Governor's EMS Readiness Task Force Final Report

Communicable Disease Exposure Process

If you believe you are exposed to a communicable disease in the performance of your duties as an EMT, you and your employer have certain rights and responsibilities, including reporting the exposure to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

HIV- Communicable Disease Risk Exposure Report Form.pdf

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Emergency Systems
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address (appointment required):
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Office: (405) 426-8480
Fax: (405) 900-7560 or (using email)