Advancing the EMS profession

Letters and Comments

The following communications have been issued by NAEMT in support of, or to comment on, pending or existing federal legislation or regulation. Click on the column header to sort the list.

Pending LegislationWritten Testimony for the Record – FY2023 AppropriationsRequests $20 million for the SIREN Rural EMS Equipment and Training Assistance (REMSTEA) program.
Pending LegislationLetter to U.S. Senate and House leadersRequests Congress to bring the Post-Disaster Mental Health Response Act up for a vote.
EMS FundingJoint letter to Congress for FY23 EMSC AppropriationsRequest $28.134 million in funding for the EMS for Children program at the Health Resources and Services Administration in the FY2023 Labor, HHS, Education appropriations bill.
EMS FundingLetter to leaders of House and Senate Committee on AppropriationsTen EMS stakeholder organizations jointly recommend $20 million for the SIREN/REMSTEA program in FY 2023 in order to meet the critical need that exists in rural communities across the United States.
EMS FundingJoint letter to HHS Secretary BecerraUrgent request for $350 million from returned and/or unspent money from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to fund ground ambulance service organizations.
Pending LegislationLetter to U.S. House Reps. Demings and FletcherLetter of support for H.R. 6768, to reauthorize the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
Pending LegislationLetter to HHS-ASPR leadersNAEMT comment provided to the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on the National Health Security Strategy for 2023-2026.
Pending LegislationLetter to Committee on Appropriations leadersRequests the Committee to provide $20 million in funding for the SIREN Grant Program.
Pending LegislationHealthcare workforce shortage issuesStatement by Bruce Evans, NAEMT President, for Hearing on Recruiting, Revitalizing & Diversifying: Examining the Health Care Workforce Shortage
Pending LegislationJoint Letter to Congressional Leaders on PRF and SequestrationRequests additional funding for ground ambulance services and extension of the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequestration cut on Medicare providers and suppliers.
EMS IssueNIOSH, CDC Request for Comment on Personal Protective Technologies Centers of ExcellenceComment on the need to establish Personal Protective Technology (PPT) Centers of Excellence to address research and practice gaps.
Pending LegislationLetter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadersRequests the Labor-HHS- Education Conference Report include the Senate level of $10 million for Siren Act grants.
Pending LegislationLetter to House Appropriations Committee leadersRequests the Labor-HHS- Education Conference Report include the Senate level of $10 million for Siren Act grants.
EMS WorkforceLetter to Senate Finance Committee LeadersNAEMT provides comment on strengthening the EMS workforce and addressing unmet mental health needs.
EMS IssueLetter to CoAMSP Board of DirectorsNAEMT provides comment on the most recent draft of the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions.
EMS FundingLetter to House and Senate LeadersAAA, NAEMT joint letter requesting frontline responders to have the resources necessary to continue caring for our patients, while maintaining the long-term viability of our nation’s EMS system.
Pending LegislationLetter to House and Senate leaders re: sequestration cutsRequests additional Medicare funding for ground ambulance services to prevent further devastating sequestration cuts to health care providers from taking effect.
Proposed LegislationLetter to CMS AdministratorMedicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System
EMS FundingLetter to CMS AdministratorRequirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I
EMS FundingLetter to Secretary of Health and Human ServicesRequests HHS to distribute the remaining monies from the Provider Relief Fund to help offset costs due to pandemic response.
EMS IssueLetter to NREMT Certification CommitteeJoint comment from NAEMT, AHA and AAP regarding the 2022 NREMT recertification cycle
EMS FundingNAEMT President Bruce Evans Written TestimonyFY2022 Appropriations - House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
Proposed LegislationLetter to US House and Senate Transportation Committee leadersOpposes legislation that would increase the legal size or weight limits of trucks because of the serious safety risks inherent in allowing bigger trucks on our nation’s roads and bridges.
EMS IssueLetter to HHS SecretaryRequests the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure hospitals are complying with the infectious disease notification requirements under the Ryan White Act, including notification of exposure to COVID-19.
Pending LegislationJoint letter to HHS SecretaryUrges HHS to expeditiously exercise the emergency waiver authority for ground ambulance services provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to reimburse ground ambulance providers for providing treatment in place (TIP) services.