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
Pending LegislationSupport for H.R. 1818, the Veterans Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016Letter to Senate requesting support for H.R. 18187/14/2016
Pending LegislationSupport for H.R. 1818, the Veterans Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016Letter to House requesting support for H.R. 18187/14/2016
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. 7/07/2016
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment to NHTSA on EMS Agenda for the FutureComment on NHTSA's plan to create a new EMS agenda for the future6/30/2016
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.6/15/2016
Proposed RegulationDSRC Coalition Letter to PresidentProposed regulation regarding the upcoming National Highway Traffic Safety” Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on DSRC technology.5/04/2016
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 FY20174/04/2016
Pending LegislationSupport for EMSC Appriopriations in FY 2017American Academy of Pediatric’s letter to Senate in support for an EMSC appropriations in FY20174/04/2016
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 rules12/22/2015
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.11/17/2015
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
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