Statutory & Regulatory Requirements


The Mississippi EMS Act of 1974, and subsequent amendments authorized the Mississippi State Department of Health to create a Division of Emergency Medical Services. The act authorized this division to license all ambulance services in Mississippi, to require specific equipment and standards for emergency vehicles, to provide for training and certification of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and to assist with the creation and the provision of technical assistance.

The Mississippi Emergency Medical Services Rules and Regulations is a compilation of the procedures established by the Office of Emergency Planning and Response, Mississippi State Department of Health, for the administration of this state's program to improve the quality of emergency medical care. These procedures are based on statutes and administration policies.