Emergency Medical Services ISSUE12
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) AGENCY
Where can I find more information on applying for approval to transport medical patients to an alternate destination during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Are EMS personnel authorized to transport patients to alternate destinations?
Transport to alternate destinations that are not located on a 9-1-1 Receiving Facility campus is not authorized unless your Provider Agency is participating in an approved pilot program. EMS personnel may be directed by the 9-1-1 receiving facility to an alternate triage/care site ON campus and adjacent to the Emergency Department, such as a triage tent. The 9-1-1- Receiving Facility is required to submit a plan to the LA County EMS Agency and to the Provider Agencies in the region. See COVID-19 Update # 8 for more information.