National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision Project
Expert Panel Sought to Revise EMS Scope of Practice Model
(12/01/16) Health professional practice acts are statutory laws that establish licensing or regulatory agencies or boards to generate rules that regulate medical practice. State licensing statutes establish the minimum level of education and experience required to practice, define the functions of the profession and limit the performance of these functions to licensed persons. In response to a Request for Proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS, the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) has been awarded a contract to revise the National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM). The SoPM promotes consistency among the states and serves as a national foundation for EMS practice. Newer scientific evidence is currently available that demonstrates improved patient outcomes with implementation of new skills and interventions that exceed the current SoPM. Some states are prohibited from implementing new interventions (e.g. therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest, naloxone administration, hemorrhage control, etc.) until these new skills are added to the SoPM and/or otherwise adopted through an Evidence-Based Guideline or consensus-based process.
- NASEMSO Press Release: NASEMSO Announces National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision Subject Matter Expert Panel (02/13/17)
- NASEMSO Press Release (12/01/16)
- 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision Subject Matter Expert Panel (SMEP) Recruitment Information (12/01/16)
- Subject Matter Expert Panel Sample Application (12/01/16)
Comments or Questions
Comments or questions that you wish to submit to the expert panel and/or research team for consideration are welcome at any time! Thank you!!
Submit comments or questions here.
NASEMSO Staff Liaison
Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P
703-538-1799, Ext. 1894
NASEMSO Project Advocate
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