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The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Applications Data Coordinator and Senior Administrative Assistant. Both positions are open until filled with initial applicant review scheduled the first week of August. Position description and requirement details are available by clicking the links above or by visiting https://careers.kctcs.edu/search-jobs/.


The "Group Pay" option in which an employer could make a single transaction for the renewal of certificates/licenses for all individuals employed by the agency is no longer available.

This operational decision has been considered thoughtfully over the past two (2) renewal cycles. Research indicates that through the "Group Pay" system, there have been unintentional employer-generated typographical errors that have caused certified and licensed EMS providers to expire prior to their renewal deadline. We have experienced several occurrences in which KEMSIS accounts for individuals have been breached by employers at the request or approval of individuals certified and licensed in Kentucky in order to complete applications for renewal.


Effective May 17, 2016, the way you transport patients to Norton Audubon Hospital will change. Please review the map for new routing instructions that will be in place through June 20, 2016. Thank you for your patience and support as we improve our facility and services. If you have any questions, email Leigh Mayes at leigh.mayes@nortonhealthcare.org.


Lexington, Ky. (May 13, 2016) – The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) is celebrating National EMS Week May 15-21.This year's theme is, "Called to Care." Kentucky's EMS heroes provide outstanding day-to-day practice of patient care, provider and patient safety, community awareness and injury prevention.


Today EMS Compass released performance measures in the areas of stroke, hypoglycemia and seizure and invited all members of the EMS community to provide comment and feedback. The measures are available at emscompass.org/ems-compass-measures.


We would like to take this opportunity to announce a call for presentations for the 4th annual Lake Cumberland Healthcare Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for August 18-19, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland State Park.


Governor Bevin has signed Senate Bill 43 into law following a remarkable showing from Kentucky's EMS community in support of EMS Line of Duty Death benefits. The text of Senate Bill 43 is available at this link. Senate Bill 43 was named The John Mackey Memorial Act after the Jessamine County EMS Paramedic was struck by a vehicle in November.

The Controlled Substance Act was passed in 1970 allowing the DEA to regulate the use of controlled substances in the medical environment. At that time there were few paramedics and many ambulance services were operated by funeral directors ( perhaps a conflict of interest here!). DEA regulations were devised with brick and mortar facilities in mind and have not evolved with changing practices in our field.