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Welcome to the Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS).  As designated by code, the Iowa Department of Public Health is the lead agency responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of Iowa's EMS system.

This site has been designed to be a resource for learning about Iowa's EMS system and to provide necessary information regarding EMS provider certification and renewal, and service program authorization.

We hope that you find this site informative and useful.

2020 Rule Changes FAQ

FAQ on the implementation of the September 2020 rule changes in Chapter 131, 132 and 139 as well as changes to provider scope-of-practice.

2020 Rule Changes Webinar Recording

Incident Reporting Form

NHTSA Assessment

In April 2015 the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reviewed Iowa's EMS system. Read their report below.