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.

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