Emergency Medical Services


Information for Medical Directors

The EMS Office contracts with a licensed physician as the State EMS Medical Director to provide medical consultation to the Office and EMS Board and the Office of General Counsel for investigations and contested case hearings. The state Medical Director also provides medical advice to training institutions and service medical directors plus acts as liaison with professional medical groups, facilities and individual practitioners.

This physician also serves as chair of the EMS Board’s Clinical Issues Committee, which processes all medically related issues before they are presented to the Board. In this capacity, the Medical Director has responsibility for the development and updating of treatment protocols, review of new procedures and drugs, quality assurance standards, and the clinical content of training programs.

Joe Holley, M.D. FACEP
Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Service
665 Mainstream Drive, 1st Floor
Nashville, TN  37243