TSE EMS Designation Program

The 2020 Idaho Legislature approved changes to the administrative rules of the Time Sensitive Emergency System allowing for the creation of TSE EMS designation. This will provide the opportunity for EMS agencies to be recognized for their excellent patient care, quality improvement, and commitment to working with the Idaho TSE System.

How the program works...

All prehospital, licensed EMS agencies are eligible for designations at the BLS, ILS, or ALS level of licensure. Applications are available online through IGEMS. This is a free and voluntary program, and routine onsite surveys are not required but may be requested by EMS Advisory Committee (EMSAC). The Idaho TSE Council is the statewide governing authority of the Idaho TSE System. The Idaho TSE Council is responsible for establishing rules and standards to approve designations. The EMSAC provides expert review and recommends approval of agencies to the Idaho TSE Council. The Idaho Bureau of EMS & Preparedness provides oversight and administrative support for the day-to-day operation of the program.

First responders and their vehicles including an ambulance, firetruck, and helicopter
Application submission
To apply for a TSE EMS designation, submit an application through IGEMS.
Applications

Criteria for each level (BLS, ILS, ALS) can be found in the TSE Standards Manual 2020-21. Review the designation criteria before starting an application. Applications with the required documentation are submitted through IGEMS.

The TSE EMS designation toolkit has been created to guide you to a successful application submission. In the toolkit, you will find a clarification document, letter templates, and detailed explanation of the application process.

TSE EMS designated agencies by region

Region 1 North
Region 2 North-Central
Region 3 Southwest
Region 4 South-Central
Agency Level
Magic Valley Paramedics ALS
Minidoka Memorial Hospital Emergency Response Ambulance ILS

 

Region 5 Southeast
Region 6 East