EMS Systems Planning: In accordance with Health and Safety Code §§ 1797.250 and 1797.254, a local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency shall annually submit an EMS plan for its EMS area to the EMS Authority that addresses all EMS system components identified in Health and Safety Code § 1797.103.


Transportation: The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Act charged the EMS Authority in 1980 with providing oversight of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of local EMS agency (LEMSA) systems. This includes the review of local transportation plans for ground and air providers, and oversight of 308 ambulance zones/areas. Exclusivity of an ambulance zone/area is achieved through a request for proposal or grandfathering via Health and Safety Code, Section 1797.224.