Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 773.0571
Requirements for Provider License

The department shall issue to an emergency medical services provider applicant a license that is valid for two years if the department is satisfied that:


the applicant has adequate staff to meet the staffing standards prescribed by this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter;


each emergency medical services vehicle is adequately constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated to render basic or advanced life support services safely and efficiently;


the applicant offers safe and efficient services for emergency prehospital care and transportation of patients;


the applicant:


possesses sufficient professional experience and qualifications to provide emergency medical services; and


has not been excluded from participation in the state Medicaid program;


the applicant holds a letter of approval issued under Section 773.0573 (Letter of Approval From Local Governmental Entity) by the governing body of the municipality or the commissioners court of the county in which the applicant is located and is applying to provide emergency medical services, as applicable;


the applicant employs a medical director;


the applicant operates out of a physical location in compliance with Section 773.05715 (Physical Location Required);


the applicant owns or has a long-term lease agreement for all equipment necessary for safe operation of an emergency medical services provider, as provided by Section 773.05716 (Necessary Equipment); and


the applicant complies with the rules adopted under this chapter.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 257, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 915, Sec. 13, eff. Aug. 28, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1089 (H.B. 3556), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1311 (S.B. 8), Sec. 9(a), eff. September 1, 2013.
Reenacted and amended by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1226 (S.B. 1899), Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2015.

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