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Ambulance Service and Ambulance Licensing

The Ambulance Service and Ambulance Licensing program has the responsibility for developing, implementing and enforcing the standards pertaining to the operation of ambulance services in the state of Oregon to ensure the citizens of and visitors to Oregon have access to efficient and effective ambulance services.

Information on this page:

Transport Ambulance Service - Renewal

Transport Ambulance Service – New Service

OHA-EMS regulates all transporting EMS services. The first step to becoming an ambulance transport service in the State of Oregon is to contact the county in which you would like to conduct transport services. Each county maintains an Ambulance Service Area (ASA) Plan in which you would need to be included, per OAR 333-260. After you receive an approval letter from the county or counties, you can apply for an ambulance service license with the application provided here. A survey of the service facilities and ambulances will take place before a license is issued.

To start the initial service license application process, use this link to go to eLicense and sign in to your existing account or create an account. Complete and submit the Initial Service Account Creation Form and you will be emailed further instructions.

Non-Transport EMS Agency

OHA-EMS does not regulate non-transport EMS agencies, but does maintain an active database of those agencies that voluntarily submit registration with OHA-EMS. Registered EMS agencies will be given an Oregon EMS agency number. The agency number will allow any affiliated Oregon licensed EMS providers to link themselves in OHA-EMS's database with your agency for the purposes of license renewal payments and CE audits.

Non-Emergent Medical Transportation

Contact your local city or county governmental agency for information about non-emergency medical transportation service rules and regulations.

Click here for information regarding the Oregon Health Plan, Ground Emergency Medical Transportation Supplemental Payment Program.

Key Resources


  1. Establishing standards for the licensing and the operation of ambulance services and ambulances
  2. Establishing standards for county ambulance service area plans and to approve each county ambulance service area plan
  3. Conducting announced and unannounced inspections of ambulance service facilities, records and ambulances to ensure that the established standards are being met
  4. Responding to and investigating complaints
  5. Approving medical directors, who provide direction of, and are ultimately responsible for emergency and non-emergency care rendered by licensed EMS providers affiliated with ambulance services and non-transporting emergency medical service agencies.