Governor Abbott Suspends Regulations To Increase EMS, First Responder Workforce April 02, 2020 - 12:04 Posted in: COVID-19 Governor Abbott Suspends Regulations To Increase EMS, First Responder Workforce AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today suspended regulations to increase the amount of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and first responders in Texas during the state's response to COVID-19. Under the Governor's direction, local medical directors for licensed EMS providers can ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!