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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.




CategoryTitleDescription
Proposed LegislationEMS Scope of Practice Model RevisionNAEMT Comment to first draft of EMS Scope of Practice Model revision
Pending LegislationH.R. 3729, Comprehensive Operations, Sustainability, and Transport Act of 2017.Joint letter of support from NAEMT, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Pending Legislation H.R. 880, the Mission Zero ActRequests House leaders to include provisions for prehospital care in bill to support civilian-military partnerships in trauma care.
Pending LegislationLetter to 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 roads and bridges.
Pending LegislationS. 916 - Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017EMS organization coalition letter of support
Proposed Legislation2018 EMSC AppropriationsRequest for Senate to fully fund EMSC in the next fiscal year
Proposed Legislation2018 EMSC AppropriationsRequest for House to fully fund EMSC in the next fiscal year
Proposed RegulationWorkplace Violence in Healthcare and Social AssistanceComment to OSHA in response to request for information on the issue.
EMS IssueIncreased role of EMS in FEMA activitiesLetter requesting that EMS professionals from all delivery models be included in FEMA’s new committees an in ongoing discussion.
Proposed LegislationLetter to 2017 National Defense Authorization Act confereesRequest to standardize military medical training and require that all military medical personnel to receive consistent Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training.
Proposed RegulationJNEMSLF Comment on to the Standard Occupational Classification Policy CommitteeComment from 17 EMS organizations to Dept. of Labor Committee reviewing how EMTs and Paramedics are counted by federal government.
Pending LegislationSupport for H.R. 1818, the Veterans Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016Letter to Senate requesting support for H.R. 1818
Pending LegislationSupport for H.R. 1818, the Veterans Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016Letter to House requesting support for H.R. 1818
Proposed LegislationNAEMT Statement on H.R. 4365States NAEMT's position on the need for passage of this bill to ensure that emergency patients have access to needed medications.
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment to NHTSA on EMS Agenda for the FutureComment on NHTSA's plan to create a new EMS agenda for the future
Proposed LegislationLetter to Congress from the Coalition to Stop Opiod Overdose (CSOO)Letter to urge Congress to include health policy provisions in the package that will be negotiated by the House/Senate Opioids Conference Committee.
Proposed RegulationDSRC Coalition Letter to PresidentProposed regulation regarding the upcoming National Highway Traffic Safety” Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on DSRC technology.
Pending Legislation Support for EMSC Appriopriations in FY 2017 American Academy of Pediatric’s letter to U.S. House in support for an EMSC appropriations in FY2017
Pending LegislationSupport for EMSC Appriopriations in FY 2017American Academy of Pediatric’s letter to Senate in support for an EMSC appropriations in FY2017
Proposed LegislationTo amend the Controlled Substances ActSupports introduction of legislation to protect our ability to utilize standing orders and provide a statutory framework for DEA EMS rules
Proposed RegulationComment to CMS on Payment ReformComment on Implementation of the Merit Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models, and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models.
EMS IssueResponse to Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Bio-defense in support of Field EMSResponse to Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Bio-defense in support of Field EMS
Proposed RegulationNAEMT Comment on National Heath Security Preparedness IndexNAEMT Comments on National Heath Security Preparedness Index
Proposed RegulationNAEMT Comment to ONC HIT StrategyComment on 2015-2020 National Health Information Technology Strategic Plan
Proposed LegislationLetter to Congress - EMS PreparednessLetter to Congress to address critical deficiencies of our entire emergency care system.
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