Advancing the EMS profession

Sample State EMS Legislation




Below is a selection of enacted state legislation designed to support and strengthen EMS at the state level. To view state legislation that is pending, visit NAEMT's Online Legislative Service.

 



CategoryTitleDescription
WorkforceIndiana SB 232 - Exposure Risk DiseasesAdds any variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), including coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to the list of diseases considered an exposure risk disease for purposes of emergency and public safety employee death and disability presumed in the line of duty before Jan. 1, 2022.
Medicaid ReimbursementIndiana B 1454 - Nonemergency Ambulance Service and Physician OrderThe bill specifies that Medicaid may not deny payment for nonemergency advanced life support or basic life support ambulance services, when all policies and procedures have been followed, when rendered to a Medicaid recipient.
WorkforceNew Hampshire HB 224Governor signed into law legislation that expands the types of EMS and search and rescue providers who can receive $100,000 state benefit.
MIH-CPMontana MIH StatuteAllowing emergency care providers to offer non-emergency medical assistance in their communities to reduce noncritical calls to 911, especially in rural areas.
Violence Against EMS PractitionersVermont H.321Expands Vermont's aggravated murder statute to include the killing of a firefighter or an emergency medical provider.
WorkforceIdaho SB 1028; Signed by GovernorProvides first responders with "clear and convincing" evidence of physiological injury treatment under worker's compensation.
WorkforceMN HF3873Provides legal protections to first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorders.
WorkforceFlorida SB376Provides access to treatment for PTSD
Unauthorized Use of EMS VehiclesTexas HB1249Relating to a prohibition of certain motor vehicles resembling emergency medical services vehicles; creating a criminal offense.
MIH-CPWisconsin AB 151An Act to amend, repeal and recreate statutes relating to community paramedics, community emergency medical technicians, community emergency medical services providers, and services provided by emergency medical technicians.
MIH-CPMassachusetts transformative healthcare InitiativeReport to Massachusetts legislature re: MIH-CP and funding.
Violence Against EMS PractitionersColorado SB15-067Increase in the class of offense for certain acts of assault against persons engaged in performing their duties as emergency responders
Data ReportingNew Jersey A4925Establishes data reporting requirements for emergency medical services providers and dispatch centers.
Stroke ProtocolIndiana HB1145Stroke protocols for emergency services personnel.
VolunteersMontana SJ21Interim study of EMS and volunteer firefighters
ReimbursementNebraska LB578Adopt the Ground Emergency Medical Transport Act
ReimbursementCalifornia SB523Medi-Cal: emergency medical transport providers: quality assurance fee.
Data ReportingOregon SB 52Relating to emergency services; and declaring an emergency.
EMS Rights and Working ConditionsCalifornia AB263Emergency medical services workers: rights and working conditions.
Violence Against EMS PractitionersNew York SB4839AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to assault in the second degree on an emergency medical service paramedic, or emergency medical service technician.
MIH-CPWashington Engrossed Second Substitute HB 1358Fire Departments - Community Assistance Referral and Education Services Programs - Reimbursement
MIH-CPMassachusetts Outside Section 93Mobile Integrated Health Care - SECTION 93. The General Laws are amended by inserting after chapter 111N.
MIH-CPNevada AB305Authorizes and provides for the regulation of community paramedicine services. (BDR 40-167)
MIH-CPIdaho HB153Relating to Emergency Medical Services; amending sections of Idaho Code to define terms, revise language, authorize provision and provide legislative intent.
MIH-CPArkansas HB1133An act to create a program for licensure of Community Paramedics; and for other purposes.
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