March 31, 2020

LDH Releases Updated EMS Medication Shortage Procedure Per Alliance Request

In response to the current inability of emergency medical transportation services (EMTS) providers to obtain critical and life-saving medications, and in the absence of substitutive alternative or other comparable life-saving medications, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), acknowledges that EMTS providers may institute the specific process for the usage of expired critical shortage, pre-hospital medications when good faith efforts are not successful.

View The Louisiana EMS Medication Shortage Procedure

About the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance

The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) is a diverse group of EMS providers who promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana; serve as a forum for a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare workers, educators and consumers working to improve emergency medical transport in Louisiana; provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport; serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana. 

To learn more about LAA, visit For up-to-date information, news and updates,  follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.