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 338 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.
- Pre-Hospital EMS Air Regulations [PDF]
- EMSA #141: Competitive Process for Creating Exclusive Operating Areas [PDF]
- Ambulance Zone Summary Form — To be included with your EMS plan for all ambulance zones, both exclusive and nonexclusive. The form is in PDF and MS Word and can be filled in online and printed out. [Word]
- Ambulance Zones, Ground – Exclusive Operating Areas Status – November 15, 2018 [PDF]
- AMBULANCE COURT DECISIONS
- Click here to read California Supreme Court decisions made in the last 60 days.
- National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) Homepage
- NEMSIS Data Dictionary
- Atlas & Database of Air Medical Services
- Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
- Public Comments Received Between December 7, 2009 and September 1, 2010 on the Draft of Review Criteria and Policy for Transportation and Exclusive Operating Area Component of the EMS Plan Guideline Number 141
For Questions Contact
Laura Little, EMT