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New Legislation To Promote Improvements in EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Introduced in U.S. House

Dec 22, 2010

On December 16, 2010, U.S. House Representatives Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sue Myrick (R-NC) introduced H.R. 6528, the Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvement Act.

The bill was introduced at the request of Advocates for EMS, of which NAEMT is an organizatiaonal member. Among other things, H.R. 6528 would designate the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) as the lead Federal agency for EMS, establish several grant programs for different aspects of EMS and authorize demonstration projects on medical transports to facilities other than hospitals.

To read the text of the bill, click here.  Read more details on the bill including a summary overview and section by section overview