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Regulation and Enforcement

To file a complaint about a provider of emergency medical services, contact the Office of Emergency Medical Services at 609-633-7777, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Situations that may warrant the filing of a complaint include, but are not limited to:

  • Unprofessional or unlawful conduct or care rendered by a certified EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic;
  • The rendering of care by an individual representing himself/herself as a certified EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic, when in fact that individual is not certified;
  • Unprofessional and/or unlawful care rendered by a licensed MAV, BLS or ALS service provider, including unfit vehicles; and/or
  • The rendering of services by an unlicensed MAV, BLS or ALS service provider (excluding volunteer ambulance, rescue and first aid squads).

To review enforcement files at OEMS, write to:

Office of Emergency Medical Services
New Jersey Department of Health
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

Cease and Desist Orders

In the interest of public health and safety, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) may issue an order to cease and desist where a person, institution, agency, corporation or business concern is operating an MAV, BLS or ALS service without a license. NJDOH also may issue an order to cease and desist to anyone it has reason to believe is operating as an EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic who is not certified.

Monetary Penalties

In addition to annual licensing inspections, all licensed service providers and their vehicles are subject to random, unannounced inspections. NJDOH may issue a formal written warning to a certified individual or licensed service provider that has committed a violation which, while warranting some type of sanction, does not rise to the level of an action to suspend or revoke a certification or license.

Probationary Actions

In those instances where NJDOH has reason to question a licensed EMT-Basic's or EMT-Paramedic's clinical competence NJDOH may choose to impose a period of probation.

Last Reviewed: 6/29/2017