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Inspections

Every agency and ambulance licensed in Kentucky must undergo an initial inspection. As part of the re-licensure process, every agency must submit to an annual inspection to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This inspection will include a thorough review of your provider management requirements. In addition ALL vehicles/aircraft listed on an agency's KEMSIS account will be inspected annually.

Re-licensure inspections will occur for all Kentucky EMS agencies, however KBEMS does have the ability to conduct unannounced inspections for the following purposes:

  • Complaint Allegation
  • Follow-up Visit
  • Re-Licensing

District & Regional Inspection Map

KBEMS is organized in 15 regions to align with other public safety entities in Kentucky and four districts for the inspectors. Click here to download the map.

Agency & Vehicle Inspection Manual

The KBEMS Agency & Vehicle Inspection Manual will provide guidance to the EMS agency regarding a KBEMS inspection.

Agency Requirements

Agencies must adhere to regulations to ensure quality of care and proper management of EMS organizations. An easy to read checklist of requirements can be found below:

Vehicle Requirements

All EMS vehicles in Kentucky must undergo an initial inspection and subsequent annual inspections. Checklists that include all required equipment can be found below:

GSA KKK-A-1922F Change Notice #8

  • Change Notice #8 will have an effective date of July 1, 2015. This notice requires compliance this SAE J3026, J3027, and J3043 for new production ambulances contracted for (ordered) after July 1, as well as some other minor clarifications to the document.