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.

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CategoryTitleDescriptionDate Published
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 EMS4/16/2015
Proposed RegulationNAEMT Comment on National Heath Security Preparedness IndexNAEMT Comments on National Heath Security Preparedness Index2/17/2015
Proposed RegulationNAEMT Comment to ONC HIT StrategyComment on 2015-2020 National Health Information Technology Strategic Plan2/09/2015
Proposed LegislationLetter to Congress - EMS PreparednessLetter to Congress to address critical deficiencies of our entire emergency care system.12/05/2014
Proposed RegulationPreparedness Request to Obama AdministrationLetter to Obama Administration requesting preparedness programs are effectively operational and funded. 11/24/2014
Proposed RegulationMemo to Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee (SOCPC) from Joint National EMS Leadership ForumRequests that the Committee consider changes to the EMS occupational classification.9/18/2014
Proposed RegulationLetter to Federal Aviation Administration, regarding 14 CFR Parts 91, 120 & 135: helicopter air ambulance operationsLetter to Michael Huerta, Administrator for the FAA supporting new regulations in regards to helicopter air ambulance operations.7/07/2014
Proposed RegulationJoint TSW Weight Letter To CongressLetter to Congress on behalf of the nation’s law enforcement officers and first responders to express opposition to any truck size or weight increases.6/10/2014
EMS IssueRequest to FICEMS for EMS Data Collection and Information Sharing Agenda for the FutureRequest to FICEMS for EMS Data Collection and Information Sharing Agenda for the Future5/14/2014
Proposed RegulationJoint Comment to FCC on 9-1-1 Location AccuracyComments to FCC regarding Wireless E9-1-1 Location Accuracy Requirements5/14/2014
Proposed LegislationLetter to VA Delegate Kathy J. Byron re opposition to VA House Bill 1010.Letter to VA Delegate Kathy J. Byron re opposition to VA House Bill 1010.2/25/2014
EMS IssueComments to NEMSAC on their request for input on the EMS Education Agenda for the FutureNAEMT’s comment to NEMSAC responding to their request for input on the EMS Education Agenda for the Future.2/04/2014
EMS IssueLetter to Lenworth Jacobs, MD re: Support of the Harford ConsensusLetter to Lenworth Jacobs, MD, FACS, Professor & Chair Department of Traumatoglogy & Emergency Medicine University of CT Health Center regarding NAEMT's support of the Hartford Consensus.1/31/2014
Proposed RegulationComment to CMS on collection of data for Medicare ReimbursementNAEMT calls on CMS to form a task force to develop patient centered reimbursement model (9/6/13)9/06/2013
Pending LegislationLetter to Barbara Boxer on truck size.Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman, Environment and Public Works Committee regarding size and weight increase of trucks.7/13/2013
Pending LegislationLetter to Bill Shuster on truck size.Letter to Bill Shuster, Chairman, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, regarding size and weight increase of trucks.7/13/2013
EMS FundingLetter to Congress in support of EMS funding in the 2014 federal budgetLetter to Congress in support of EMS funding in the 2014 federal budget4/29/2013
Proposed RegulationLetter to the US FDA re: AED RegulationLetter to the US FDA re: AED Regulation11/06/2012
Proposed RegulationLetter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission re: Medicare ambulance reimbursement policyLetter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission re: Medicare ambulance reimbursement policy9/06/2012
Pending LegislationLetter to Senator Mark Pryor re: S. 3235Letter to Senator Mark Pryor regarding S. 3235, Helping Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Return to Employment at Home Act.8/17/2012
EMS FundingLetter to Director of the NM Department of Health re: Defunding of EMS Regional OfficesLetter to Dr. Catherine Torres, Director of the New Mexico Department of Health, regarding the recent decision to de-fund EMS Regional Office in New Mexico.7/16/2012
Proposed StandardsComment on Proposed National Radio StandardComments to the NFPA proposal for the design, performance, testing, and certification of two-way, portable (hand-held) land mobile radios (LMR) for use by emergency services personnel.6/20/2012
EMS IssueBrief to Congress on Controlled Substances Drug ShortageBrief to congress on controlled substances drug shorgage4/27/2012
Pending LegislationLetter to Congress re: The Emergency Medic Transition ActLetter to Congressman Kinzinger regarding the Emergency Medic Transition Act.4/18/2012
EMS IssueEMS CCT White Paper on Drug Shortage04/9/2012 - Letter to Congress from AEMS Groups regarding the EMS Drug shortages4/06/2012
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