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Quality Emergency Care in Oregon

EMS logoThe Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. This ensures that EMS Providers are fully trained, that emergency medical vehicles are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively. 

Emergency Authorization or Licensure for Out of State EMS providers

In the event of an emergency declared by the Governor of Oregon, out of state EMS providers may support Oregon's healthcare system in a variety of capacities. Not all of the capacities will require licensure in Oregon as an EMS provider. If a license is required, as per the bullet points below, there is a temporary license available to those providers who will fill pre-hospital EMS provider roles.

  • EMS providers working on a federal authorization in prehospital or hospital settings DO NOT need an Oregon license or authorization
  • EMS providers working strictly in hospitals DO NOT need an Oregon EMS provider license
  • EMS providers working in a prehospital role DO need an Oregon EMS provider license as allowed by rule - OAR 333-265-0058 Emergency Initial Provisional License. To apply for a temporary Emergency Initial Provisional License:

EMS Resource Guide: The EMS Resource Guide has state and federal resources specifically designed to meet the needs of EMS and Fire agencies. Resources are frequently updated, so check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.


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