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Louisiana Announces EMS Reciprocity Process Related to the Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Jun 09, 2010

An Executive Order (EO) [BJ 2010 –9] has been issued by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal that describes the process of reciprocity for temporary EMS workers to assist in medical aid efforts related to the Gulf Oil Spill cleanup.
An Executive Order (EO) [BJ 2010 –9] has been issued by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal that describes the process of reciprocity for temporary EMS workers to assist in medical aid efforts related to the Gulf Oil Spill cleanup. Individuals who are “duly licensed and in good standing in another state” may apply for temporary reciprocity. The EO outlines the steps that will enable EMS workers to respond to mutual aid requests, EMAC deployments, and/or employment offers from British Petroleum for direct assistance. This information is NOT a call for volunteers. Individuals should NOT respond to Louisiana to provide EMS care nor should they contact the Louisiana Dept of Health or EMS Office to request information about volunteering with the oil spill cleanup. The required application form for EMS reciprocity in Louisiana is available online.