Here are NAEMT’s 2017 legislative priorities that our association will be actively supporting throughout the year:
Ensuring access to vital emergency medications for patients who need it most by preserving standing orders.
- Supporting the development of the EMS workforce, its integration in all federal emergency and healthcare plans and initiatives, and improvements in quality patient care.
- Ensuring that EMS has sustainable financing.
- Implementing the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s recommendations for zero preventable trauma deaths and ensuring that EMS has adequate tools and training as a key part of the trauma system.
- Establishing an EMS Memorial and other issues important to our profession and our patients.
NAEMT reviews and monitors all federal legislative initiatives that impact EMS and determines if these bills should be supported by the association, and if so, at what level.