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EMTS rules and regulations

EMS and trauma services in Colorado are governed by rules enacted by the Colorado Board of Health. The rules that govern EMS and trauma in Colorado can be found below. On Dec. 20, 2023, the Colorado Board of Health approved the 6 CCR 1015-3 Chapter 4, ground ambulance licensing rules. These rules will be enacted on July 1, 2024.


Pending rules - Effective  July 1, 2024


Enacted rules

  • Chapter One - EMS and EMR Education, EMS Certification, EMR Registration
  • Chapter Two - EMS Practice and Medical Direction
  • Chapter Three - EMS Data Collection
  • Chapter Four - Licensure of Ground Ambulance Services
  • Chapter Five - Air Ambulance Licensing
  • Chapter One - The Trauma Registry
  • Chapter Two - Emergency Medical and Trauma Care System Standards
  • Chapter Three - Designation of Trauma Facilities
  • Chapter Four - Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council