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Disaster Funding, Enactment Of The Field EMS Bill Are Urged In A Letter To U.S. Senate and House Leaders

Dec 05, 2014

In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Speaker John Boehner and Representative Nancy Pelosi, NAEMT joined six national EMS organizations in urging Congress to rectify the "marginalized and underfunded" disaster preparedness components of emergency, EMS and trauma systems.

Congress was also called upon to:

  • Enact reauthorization and the regionalization of emergency care and trauma systems programs in H.R. 4080/S. 2405 and fully fund all the trauma, poison and emergency care programs that exist in current law.
  • Enact the Field EMS Bill -- H.R. 809/S. 2400 -- which would implement the IOM recommendations to ensure that our EMS agencies are prepared, our
    practitioners are protected, and all Americans with emergency medical conditions receive the life-saving care where and when they need it.
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