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Protecting Patient Access To Emergency Medications Bill Passed by Congress; Heads to President

Nov 02, 2017

The importance of EMS advocacy was realized today with the passage of legislation important to the patients we serve…

“We are extremely pleased the House and Senate passed H.R. 304, Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017 under unanimous consent,” said Dennis Rowe, NAEMT President.

“We applaud the commitment, leadership, and perseverance of House and Senate sponsors — Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) in the House, and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) in the Senate, to getting this bill completed through the legislative process and ultimately signed into law. H.R. 304 will ensure access to vital emergency medications for patients when they need it most and ensure EMS personnel’s work is not compromised.” 

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