Agendas for the December 5th and 6th Committee and Board meetings are now available

September 27, 2019 by  
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The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 and Friday, December 6th, 2019 are now available on the Board meetings page. NOTE: The Executive Committee meeting is cancelled.

EMS ListServe NOW working Correctly

March 4, 2019 by  
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The Kansas Office of Information Technology Services (the “owner” of our ListServe) recently ported the ListServe to a new “Cloud based” solution. Due to configuration issues, only 27% of List members were receiving messages. As of 12:00 PM, Monday March 4th, the ListServe is once again delivering messages to the entire list!

2016 KRAF Grant Submissions CLOSED

January 27, 2016 by  
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The KRAF Grant Application Submission period has ended for 2016.

EMS Jobs in Kansas

July 18, 2015 by  
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There are new EMS employment opportunities in Kansas.

Please  visit the EMS jobs in Kansas page.

Medical Advisory Council Teleconference

November 4, 2014 by  
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Just a reminder that the Medical Advisory Council teleconference is scheduled for Tuesday evening, November 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm. 

The agenda and accompanying documentation is posted on the MAC’s page within the KBEMS website –

The call in information is below:

Call-in Number:                866-620-7326

Conference Code:           4837599769



Reminder about K.A.R 109-2-5 (r)

March 31, 2013 by  
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This is a reminder that K.A.R 109-2-5 (r) requires that patient care activities are reviewed once each quarter, and that the review of patient care activities include the quarterly participation by the service’s medical director. These reviews must be indicated by the medical directors electronic or handwritten signature.

As we are reviewing Quality Assurance during our inspection process we are finding a number of medical directors who are not conducting patient care reviews on a quarterly basis. We have found some who have done multiple quarters at once. Please insure that your medical directors are reviewing patient care activities on a quarterly basis and documenting such reviews, and maintaining this documentation for at least three years.

The most frequent area found to be non-compliance remains outdated medications on the ambulances. We cannot allow out dated medications to stay on the units according to our inspection policy. With 24 – 48 hours up to a week of advanced notification for inspections, we shouldn’t be seeing this problem. The State Board of Pharmacy makes no exceptions unless the dates have been revised by the manufacturer.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance, or have any questions.

Planning and Operations Committee Meeting 4/3/2013

March 18, 2013 by  
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April 3rd  12:00 – 4:00pm — Planning and Operations Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services Planning and Operations committee will be held on April 3, 2013 from noon till 4:00 PM.


Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Marvin Auditorium room 101C

1515 S.W. 10th Ave.

Topeka, KS.


This will be in addition to the normally schedule meeting on April 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM in room 509 of the Landon State Office Building.

NREMT State Office Communiqué

March 11, 2013 by  
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These documents have been made available to obtain public comment.  Click here to read the Communique.

The documents are for comment and discussion ONLY.  They are not yet being considered for adoption.

Please use this link to submit comments.

Comments will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2013.


Change of room for April Meetings

February 25, 2013 by  
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This will effect our April Meeting. Our meeting will be in Room 509.

The Office of Facilities and Property Management is announcing the relocation of Conference Rooms 106 & 108 currently located on 1st floor of LSOB to the 5th floor of LSOB effective March 1, 2013.

Conference room 106 will become conference room 509.  Conference room 108 will become conference room 560.  The new conference rooms will have the same seating capacity and communications capabilities as the rooms currently have on 1st floor.

All conference room reservations remain, the only change is in the location.   Signs will be placed on the 1st floor of LSOB, directing visitors to the 5th floor.

The purpose for relocating the conference rooms to the 5th floor is preparing the space for a new tenant moving into the LSOB this fall.

Service Director Workshop

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The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Community Health Systems are pleased to announce a one-day workshop specifically for Rural EMS Service Directors.

Date:  Saturday, October 27, 2012

Location:  Barton County Community College, Great Bend

Although there is no registration fee for this workshop, seating is limited. Priority will be given to those attendants currently in Service Director’s positions from KBEMS permitted rural and frontier EMS Services. The definition of frontier and rural are the same as applied to the Education Incentive Grant. Service directors from rural and frontier EMS services are also eligible to receive free lodging for the night prior to the workshop. You will be notified if you qualify for free lodging. Attendees will be provided reference materials both in printed and digital format to serve as reference materials upon return to their services.

Registration must be accomplished via KS-TRAIN (

Course #1034077


Workshop Sessions include:  

 “Recruiting and Retention, It Doesn’t Take a Ton of Money to Get a Ton of Results”

Speaker:  Kyle Starr, Assistant Chief over EMS operations, Red Lodge, MT

The presentation will provide EMS leaders with low and no-cost ideas to help rural EMS departments in the critical area of recruiting and retaining volunteers.  Kyle Starr is a full-time assistant chief/EMS operations officer with Red Lodge Fire Rescue in Red Lodge, MT. Born and raised in Kansas, Kyle became an EMT-B in 1998 and obtained his paramedic license in 2004.   Most recently, Kyle’s article on How to Successfully Recruit Volunteers was featured in EMS World magazine.


“Ambulance Billing – Tips & Tricks to Maximize Your Billing and Minimize Your Headaches; Medicaid Changes – New MCO’s”

Speaker:  Nancy Ratzlaff, Billing Director for LifeTeam

The presentation will provide an understanding of collection possibilities in an effort to assist service directors to maximize claims returns. Nancy has been involved in EMS in one capacity or another since 1993 when she first obtained her EMT certification.  She obtained her EMT-I certification in 1995 but her primary focus for the past nineteen years has been EMS/Ambulance billing. She is the founder of the Kansas Ambulance Providers group which assists ambulance billers throughout Kansas with Medicare and other billing issues.  She serves as a member of the Center for Medicare, Medicaid Services (CMS) Provider Education/Training (PET) group for the State of Kansas since its inception in 2010.  For the past eight years she has worked as the Billing Director for LifeTeam air ambulance service headquartered in Newton, KS.

“Maximizing You Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Revenue with Minimal Effort; Appeals Process – BCBS of Kansas”

Speaker: Vickie Lindemuth, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

“Service Survival” – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Joseph House, Deputy Director, KBEMS

The panel discussion includes service directors who have dealt with the potential of service closure and who have turned the situation around. Find out how did they did it and what on-going challenges they face.

KBEMS Updates

KS EMS Updates will be provided by Agency Managers specific to education (Joseph House), operations (Dave Cromwell) and data collection (Joe Moreland). Learn what’s new and ask your questions of KBEMS Staff.


This workshop has been approved for 7.5 hrs. of EMS Continuing Education under the Kansas Board of EMS Program Provider

For questions contact: Kansas Board of EMS at

The workshop is sponsored by the Kansas Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant, managed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Community Health Systems and federally funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in cooperation with Barton County Community College.

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