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EMS State Plan

Contact the Florida Department of Health

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    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Services State Plan 2016 - 2021 

Section 401.24, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires the Florida Department of Health to develop and revise every five years a comprehensive state plan for basic and advanced life support services. At a minimum, the plan must include emergency medical systems planning, requirements for the operation, coordination and ongoing development of emergency medical services, and the definition of areas of responsibility for regulating and planning the ongoing and developing delivery service requirements.

In May of 2016, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight (BEMO), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section conducted a planning summit in coordination with the EMS Advisory Council (EMSAC) and EMS stakeholders to develop the Emergency Medical Services State Plan, 2016-2021. This plan is designed to be a framework to strengthen Florida’s EMS system to achieve one vision: a unified EMS system that provides evidence-based prehospital care to the people of Florida and serves as the recognized leader in EMS response nationwide. It is a living document that will be evaluated and updated regularly to address new challenges posed by the changing environment of public health in Florida.

The EMS State Plan can be accessed at the following link :
EMS State Plan

For assistance please contact by phone at (850) 558-9532, or email