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Partnership with Ninth Brain Announced

December 23, 2020

The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)  announces a strategic partnership with Ninth Brain that aligns with our mission to support our members in developing EMS policy and oversight, and providing vision, leadership and resources in the development and improvement of state, regional and local EMS, and emergency care systems. Ninth Brain will serve as NASEMSO’s Strategic Software Platform Partner for providing communication tools, a learning management system, credential tracking, forms/ checklists, and more.

NASEMSO Submits Comments to Proposed DEA Rules

December 3, 2020

Nearly 3 years after the ‘‘Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017’’ was signed into law, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published proposed rules to implement the federal law. The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act was supported by numerous EMS organizations, with the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) leading the effort. The intent (and result) was to ensure EMS clinicians could administer controlled substances outside the physical presence of a medical director pursuant to a valid standing or verbal order. This amendment to the Controlled Substances Act also created a new registration category for EMS agencies that handle controlled substances. In addition, it established standards for registering EMS agencies and new requirements for delivery, storage, and recordkeeping related to their handling of controlled substances. The DEA published the proposed rules to implement the Act on October 5, 2020, at DEA Proposed Rules. NASEMSO submitted comments to the proposed rules within the 60-day period provided. Those comments are available at NASEMSO Comments.


Invitation to Provide Feedback in 2021 Field Triage Guidelines Revision

November 10, 2020

The American College of Surgeons, with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is leading the revision of the 2011 Field Triage Guidelines. As a part of the revision process, we are seeking input on the current guidelines from a broad group of EMS stakeholders, at all levels and in all roles. To obtain insight into current use and perceived strengths and challenges of the current guidelines, we have developed an EMS Stakeholder Feedback Tool.
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