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.




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EMS FundingLetter to Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator, CMSNAEMT provides comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed ambulance data collection system (CMS- 1715-P).
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment on EMS education standardsRegarding the importance of establishing the content areas which each EMS level should master in order to be able to provide care to their patients as outlined in the national EMS Scope of Practice Model.
EMS IssueLetter to Dr Kadlec, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Regarding the 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), citing the absence of EMS as a stakeholder and source of expertise for the development of the strategy.
Proposed LegislationComment to House E&C Committee on No Surprises ActRequest for House to develop policy solutions that support the ability of EMS agencies and fire departments to provide prehospital emergency medical care
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyComments regarding the Proposed Rulemaking to Improve the Interoperability of Health Information.
EMS IssueNAEMT comment to National EMS Education Standards Revision ProjectNAEMT provides initial comment to the revision of the National EMS Education Standards
EMS IssueLetter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) AdministratorUrges CMS to adopt an EMS cost reporting process similar to the one used by Medicaid when providing supplemental ground emergency medical transportation reimbursements in California, Oregon, and Washington.
EMS IssueLetter to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and ResponseNAEMT provides comment to the draft ASPR Mass Casualty Triage White Paper.
Pending LegislationLetter to California Governor re: opposition to Legislature bill AB 2293.Bill would permit convicted felons (excludes rape/murder) to obtain an EMT license and restricts the ability of CA Emergency Medical Service Authority and EMS agencies to protect public safety by denying licenses.
Pending LegislationLetter to California Senate and Assembly re: opposition to Legislature bill AB 2293.Bill would permit convicted felons (excludes rape/murder) to obtain an EMT license and restricts the ability of CA Emergency Medical Service Authority and EMS agencies to protect public safety by denying licenses.
Pending LegislationLetter to California Senate re: SB 944.Expresses opposition to SB 944 and local jurisdictions being required to have an Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) as a condition of providing a community paramedic program.
EMS IssueLetter to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee re: shortage of emergency medications.EMS leaders ask for elevated attention to the shortage of emergency medications.
EMS Issue Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee re: shortage of emergency medicationsEMS leaders ask for elevated attention to the shortage of emergency medications.
EMS IssueLetter to NHTSA offering support and input on the recent draft of the EMS Agenda 2050.Letter to NHTSA offering support and input on the recent draft of the EMS Agenda 2050.
Pending LegislationS. 2852, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018Letter to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions requesting a strengthening of provisions for EMS as a pillar of our nation’s disaster preparedness and response strategy.
Pending LegislationS. 2830, Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) ActSupport of Senate legislation to create a needed grant program for EMS agencies in rural areas.
EMS IssueLetter regarding the shortage of emergency medicationsRequest to leaders of the Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration to elevate attention on the shortage of essential emergency medications.
Proposed LegislationH.R. 5429, Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) ActSupport of legislation to create a needed grant program for EMS agencies in rural areas.
Pending LegislationS.1692/H.R. 1037, National EMS Memorial FoundationStrongly supports legislation to authorize the National EMS Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s EMS practitioners.
EMS FundingLetter to FICEMS Chair Edward GabrielRequests FICEMS to determine funding for a nationally-applicable EMS Preparedness Agenda consensus document
EMS FundingLetter to National Emergency Management Association President SprayberryRequest to promote medical preparedness training to EMS agencies and work collaboratively on funding resources.
EMS IssueLetter to Secretary Azar, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesUrges that an agency within HHS act as the enforcement authority for regulations contained in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.
EMS IssueAppreciation letter to the U.S. PresidentNAEMT letter to U.S. President extends appreciation for his acknowledgement of EMS practitioners.
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.
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