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.

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CategoryTitleDescriptionDate Published
OperationsNational EMS Data Vision StatementSupports the National Vision for the collection, reporting, use and exchange of EMS data.5/03/2017
OperationsAmbulance Strike TeamsNAEMT believes that all state and regional EMS systems and large EMS agencies should have Ambulance Strike Teams and Emergency Medical Task Forces established and trained to respond to large-scale emergency/mass casualty incidents.5/02/2017
OperationsDiscrimination in EMSNAEMT believes that discrimination in the EMS workplace is unacceptable and should never be condoned or overlooked.8/17/2016
Role of GovernmentEMS Preparedness PlanningDescribes how EMS should be integrated and supported in our nation’s preparedness plans to ensure optimal response10/09/2015
Injury PreventionViolence Against EMS PractitionersNAEMT believes that all EMS practitioners deserve to work in a safe work environment and that they should be afforded the same legal protection against assaults and other acts of violence as their colleagues in law enforcement and the fire service.8/14/2015
SafetyEMS Patient and Practitioner Safety Bill of RightsTo ensure EMS care is safe for patients and practitioners.3/23/2015
Role of GovernmentMinimum State EMS Licensure RequirementsRecommends minimum state EMS licensure requirements.1/26/2015
ReimbursementNAEMT Position Statement: EMS Reimbursement ReformOutlines the need for Medicare reimbursement reform to support quality patient care1/15/2015
WorkforceParamedic Transition Training Programs for Military Medical PersonnelSupports the development & funding of military medic to civilian paramedic transition programs.6/13/2014
OperationsMobile Integrated Healthcare Vision StatementVision statement on Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) & Community Paramedicine (CP)2/27/2014
Role of GovernmentEMS 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.6/04/2013
SafetyProtecting 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.2/28/2013
SafetyJust Culture in EMSNAEMT supports and encourages the establishment of a “Just Culture” environment within all EMS agencies.7/13/2012
Role of GovernmentLead Federal Agency for EMSOutlines the necessity for the support of the Federal government in the EMS system8/12/2011
ReimbursementMedicare ReimbursementOutlines NAEMT's position on Medicare reimbursement to EMS services for care provided.6/15/2010
OperationsMedical Direction of EMSSupports medical direction and oversight of all EMS systems.3/30/2010
WorkforceEMT or Paramedic Participation in Capital PunishmentParticipation in capitol punishment contrary to fundamental goals and ethical obligations of EMS.1/26/2010
WorkforcePay and Benefits for EMSSupports equitable pay and benefits for all EMS practitioners.1/26/2010
OperationsOperational Safety and Domestic Preparedness & PlanningOutlines general requirements for operational safety and domestic preparedness plans12/09/2009
Ambulance SafetyEMS Ambulance SafetyOutlines general principles and requirements for ambulance safety9/11/2009
Patient SafetyEMS Patient SafetyOutlines general principles and requirements for EMS patient safety.8/14/2009
Injury PreventionEMS Practitioner SafetyOutlines general principles and requirements for EMS practitioner safety.8/14/2009
OperationsEMS in Healthcare ReformDescribes general EMS principles that should be included in the U.S. health care system.8/14/2009
Role of GovernmentPublic Safety Officers' BenefitsSupports extension of the Public Safety Officers' Benefits program to all EMS Practitioners4/24/2009
Injury PreventionAir Medical Transport SafetySupports the development and enforcement of evidence-based, mission appropriate safety standards for air medical transport.1/09/2009