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Laws & Regulations

LRS 40:1231 - PART VII.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

LRS 40:1232 - SUBPART B.  EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

LRS 40:1233 - CIVIL IMMUNITY

LRS 40:1234 - DUTIES OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

LRS 40:1236.11- SUBPART D.  AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS

Licensure of EMS Practitioners
In accordance with L.R.S. 40:1231 (12), an "EMS practitioner" means an individual who is a licensed emergency medical responder, licensed emergency medical technician, licensed advanced emergency medical technician, or a licensed paramedic.

For more information on the difference between 'licensure' and 'certification' of EMS personnel, the National Registry of EMTs has provided a detailed explaination in the document "The Legal Differences Between Certification and Licensure".