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:
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.
The KBEMS Agency & Vehicle Inspection Manual will provide guidance to the EMS agency regarding a KBEMS inspection.
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:
All EMS vehicles in Kentucky must undergo an initial inspection and subsequent annual inspections. Checklists that include all required equipment can be found below: