2019 BLS Protocols Information

The official protocols are located here for reading and downloading.

Complete instructions for training and testing are located here.

Find supplemental training videos here.

As part of the implementation process, each EMS agency can adopt the protocols after:

1. Ensuring that all certified personnel have received proper training and education on new skills and procedures  

2. Have completed the NYS DOH BEMS online 2019 BLS Protocol update (more information will be forthcoming from NYS- please note there is no cost for this)

3. Completed the regional protocol exam-scheduled to be available on our regional testing site by September 1 (more information to follow)

4.  Submit the agency attestation form to the program agency, after ensuring that all certified agency personnel have received training.

Regionally it is expected that all agencies transition to the 2019 BLS protocols by December 1, 2019.