In 2014, Act 139 amended sections of The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act to permit all certification levels of EMS providers, along with law enforcement officers and fire personnel to administer naloxone during a suspected opioid overdose. The following documents will provide guidance to EMS agencies and providers for operations and patient treatment, as well as guidance for creating partnerships with law enforcement agencies and fire departments.
The EHSF is proud to recognition EMS agencies, providers, and 9-1-1 dispatchers as they serve the citizens of South Central Pennsylvania. The following documents explain the EHSF's commendation awards program to provide recognition. The award request form is also available.
While the EHSF assists EMS agencies and providers to understand the PA EMS Act of 2009 and its Rules and Regulations, there are other laws EMS agencies leaders and providers must recognize. Here are some additional laws and regulations.