Pennsylvania State EMS Office Releases 2023 Statewide Protocol Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 PA Department of Health Statewide Protocols via the Department’s website at Regulations (

Additionally, on October 21, 2023, the PA Bulletin will publish the updated Scope of Practice, Required Equipment, and Medication lists.

The educational update courses for the BLS, IALS and ALS protocols have been created and released to TRAIN-PA.

  • 2023 BLS Protocol Update BEMS course #1000058611
  • 2023 IALS Protocol Update BEMS course#1000058615
  • 2023 ALS Protocol Update BEMS course #1000058613

These protocols will be in effect on January 1, 2024. All providers, Medical Command Physicians and Agency Medical Directors are required to complete the protocol update course(s) prior to this date. Once the training is complete, the EMS Agency Medical Director may authorize the use of these protocols prior to January 1, 2024.

EMS providers who are unable to complete the training on TRAIN-PA should contact their Agency Medical Director. A PowerPoint and Lesson Plan will be available for in person training.