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REMINDER: DSHS to Allow Affidavit for FY 2018 EMS Allotment Funding

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS\Trauma Systems is finalizing funding decisions and calculating the distribution formulas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 EMS Allotment/Allocation of the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 funds), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 funds) and the Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services Fund (3588 funds). The funding formulas for the EMS Allotment/Allocation includes a trauma service area’s geographic size, its population, and the number of eligible emergency healthcare runs (trauma AND medical) submitted to the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry.

The Office of EMS/Trauma Systems has decided to offer EMS Providers the option of submitting an affidavit to attest that a good faith effort was made to submit calendar year (CY) 2016 data to the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry and reconcile potential discrepancies between emergency healthcare runs recorded by individual EMS providers during CY16 and the number of emergency healthcare runs reflected in the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry.

If you submit an affidavit, the data you submit will be used instead of the Texas EMS/Trauma Registry, Emergency Healthcare Run Reports to calculate the funding formulas. Only completed affidavits postmarked on or before December 22, 2017 will be considered.

For information on submitting an affidavit visit: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/AffidavitAllowedforFY18EMSAllottFund.shtm.

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