Emergency Systems - Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
2014 OSDH Protocols Information
Ladies and Gentlemen;
The State of Oklahoma 2014 EMS Protocols have been approved and are available for review and adoption. These protocols are updated from the 2013 version and we have posted a list of the protocol changes, modifications, additions, and deletions to assist in the implementation of the changes.
Additionally, the 2014 protocols have date stamps showing approval and modification dates. This applies to both the protocol changes as well as the citation page for the protocols.
The Department will be mailing additional information to the agencies in the near future. Please contact our office if you have questions.
Administrative Program Manager- EMS
OSDH- Emergency Systems
1000 Northeast Tenth Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
2014 Protocols Letter
2014 Approved Procedures List
2014 Protocol Changes Summary
2014 State of Oklahoma Protocols
2014 State of Oklahoma Protocols - Field Edition
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 Aide Service licensure
- First 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 (953k .pdf)
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 on the appropriate forms. You can get information and copies of the form here:
HIV- Communicable Disease Risk Exposure Report Form.pdf
Location: 1000 N.E. 10th , Room 1104, Oklahoma City, Ok 73117
Phone: 405-271-4027 Fax: 405-271-4240 E-Mail: Esystems@health.ok.gov