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Details for Service Local Emergency Medical Services
Service Name Local Emergency Medical Services Program Name Capacity Building
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure the capacity to deliver health and safety services to children and/or adults through collaboration, networks, partnerships and workforce development.
Division Division of Health Service Regulation
Service Description

Assistance to local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is provided under North Carolina's Emergency Medical and Disaster Preparedness Program to ensure that all North Carolina residents have access to quality emergency medical care.

Staff activities under this service include:

  • Technical assistance and oversight to all EMS systems in North Carolina.
  • Credentialing of EMS workers, licensing of EMS providers and issuing permits for ambulances.
  • Assistance to local officials and EMS decision-makers to enhance the quality of emergency medical care.
  • Auditing EMS systems, specialty care transport programs and EMS educational institutions to see if they are in compliance with plans.

Credentials for EMS workers are good for four years and require completion of an approved educational program and written exam. To renew, the worker must complete continuing education. Licenses for providers of EMS services are good for six years; they are issued after evaluation of an application. EMS ambulance permits are good for two years; program staff inspect ambulances to ensure they meet safety standards and also conduct unannounced inspections throughout the licensing period.

Web Site http://ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/ Year First Initiated 1974
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Executive Order Executive Order 9
State Administrative Rules 10A NCAC 13P

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0