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
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
SafetyEmergency Cardiac Care in SchoolsSupports the development of emergency medical plans for schools that include ready accessibility of AEDs.12/12/2008
Education/Certification/LicensingAccreditation of Training ProgramsSupports the accreditation of paramedic training programs.5/16/2008
OperationsValidity of Diverse EMS ModelsSupports informed local decision making to identify the best EMS delivery model for each community.5/17/2007