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20 Jul

Jon Huss Named Associate Commissioner at DSHS

Jonathan R. Huss has been named Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Services at the Department of State Health Services. He has served as interim associate commissioner for the division since the retirement of Kathy Perkins in November of last year. Jon has has been with the Division...

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19 Jul

ASPR: How to Include Health Security in Your Community’s Summer Events

The U.S. Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently released recommendations on ways local communities can incorporate health security into community events. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers can teach their communities about bystander preparedness. A hospital or American Red Cross representatives that can...

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17 Jul

DSHS to Hold Webinar on EMS Jurisprudence Exam

DSHS will hold a phone conference and webinar for EMS educators, providers and personnel about the Jurisprudence Exam requirements on July 31, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. If you attended a previous webinar or the EMS Educators Summit and Coordinator Update there is no need to participate in...

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16 Jul

Special Session Begins Tuesday

The special session in Texas begins Tuesday at 10:00 am. The Governor recently issued a proclamation on the special session. The agenda will begin with only the sunset legislation: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/special-session-proclamation-for-sunset-legislation He also issued a draft supplemental proclamation, to be released after the passage of sunset legislation: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/supplemental-call While TETAF will continue...

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06 Jul

New Fingerprinting Procedures for EMS Personnel

As a reminder, the Department of State Health Services now utilizes the Texas Fingerprint Service Code Form for criminal background checks. EMS personnel must submit an application for EMS Certification/licensure, Criminal History Pre-Screen Petition, or an Administrator of Record (AOR) form before completing the fingerprint process.  Completing fingerprints...

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