NAEMT Positions

The following documents represent the positions of NAEMT, as adopted by its Board of Directors, on issues of importance to the EMS profession. Active positions are listed below.

EMS Patient and Practitioner Safety Bill of RightsTo ensure EMS care is safe for patients and practitioners.Safety
Minimum State EMS Licensure RequirementsRecommends minimum state EMS licensure requirements.Role of Government
NAEMT Position Statement: EMS Reimbursement ReformOutlines the need for Medicare reimbursement reform to support quality patient careReimbursement
Paramedic Transition Training Programs for Military Medical PersonnelSupports the development & funding of military medic to civilian paramedic transition programs.Workforce
Mobile Integrated Healthcare Vision StatementVision statement on Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) & Community Paramedicine (CP)Operations
EMS as an Essential Public FunctionNAEMT believes that the essential life-saving public function fulfilled by emergency medical services (EMS) necessitates support by all levels of government to ensure its viability.Role of Government
Protecting EMS Patient Safety and Quality InformationNAEMT believes that EMS agencies should have access to & utilize mechanisms that encourage & promote the evaluation necessary for continued improvement in the delivery of emergency patient care.Safety
Just Culture in EMSNAEMT supports and encourages the establishment of a “Just Culture” environment within all EMS agencies.Safety
Lead Federal Agency for EMSOutlines the necessity for the support of the Federal government in the EMS systemRole of Government
Medicare ReimbursementOutlines NAEMT's position on Medicare reimbursement to EMS services for care provided.Reimbursement
Medical Direction of EMSSupports medical direction and oversight of all EMS systems.Operations
EMT or Paramedic Participation in Capital PunishmentParticipation in capitol punishment contrary to fundamental goals and ethical obligations of EMS.Workforce
Pay and Benefits for EMSSupports equitable pay and benefits for all EMS practitioners.Workforce
Operational Safety and Domestic Preparedness & PlanningOutlines general requirements for operational safety and domestic preparedness plansOperations
EMS Ambulance SafetyOutlines general principles and requirements for ambulance safetyAmbulance Safety