The National Association of State EMS Officials is the lead national organization for EMS, a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment for the development of effective, integrated, community-based, universal and consistent EMS systems.
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NASEMSO engages in strategic partnerships to improve the provision of emergency medical services through safe, reliable, and effective EMS systems.
NASEMSO resources include reference documents, best practices, links of interest, and an extensive network of subject matter experts to assist state EMS directors and administrators.
On Friday March 13, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation making that state the 20th to join the EMS Compact. The statute is effective 90 days from signing.
Dr. Michael Kaufmann, State EMS Medical Director said; This EMS Compact just makes sense for Indiana. We have borders with four other states and are hopeful that our entry into the Compact gives an incentive for our neighbors to join. My thanks to our legislature, our Governor and all the groups that supported this legislation. Read More
At the regular meeting of the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice (EMS Compact Commission) on Tuesday March 10, 2020, the EMS Compact Commission approved use of the EMS Compact process effective Monday March 16, 2020 in response to personnel needs associated with COVID-19. This decision enables EMS personnel licensed in Compact member states (home states) to cross state borders using a privilege to practice and work in other Compact states (remote state) without getting an EMS license in the remote state.
EMS Compact Commission Chair, Joe Schmider (Texas) said; “We already know of EMS personnel in states around the country who are in quarantine from occupational contacts with suspected ill patients. For many EMS agencies, the loss of a few key personnel for two weeks, even if they don’t become ill, can stress daily operations. The EMS Compact was built in part for this exact scenario. We want the EMS Compact to be one more tool in the toolbox that states can use in responding to this evolving public health event.” Read More
The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice welcomes West Virginia as the 19th state to join the EMS Compact. Governor James Justice signed the legislation on March 5th which becomes effective on June 3, 2020. Formal entry to the EMS Compact requires a vote of the Commission which is scheduled for June 16, 2020 in Reno, NV at the Commission’s annual meeting.
The EMS Compact enables licensed EMS personnel to cross state borders using a privilege to practice in other EMS Compact member states without obtaining a separate license. Other provisions of the EMS Compact legislation include a coordinated personnel licensing data system for member states to share information on their licensed personnel. The Compact also supports expedited licensing in member states for military personnel and their spouses upon discharge from service. In addition to West Virginia, several other states are considering EMS Compact legislation this year. Read More
(Updated March 25, 2020) Because our Annual Meeting dates fall outside the current window of national and state-prescribed COVID-19 crowd limitations, travel bans and stay-at-home requests, at this time we have not made plans to postpone or cancel it. Should it become impossible to hold our event, we will either reschedule or cancel, with full refunds or payment credit given to those who have already registered. The health and safety of everyone who attends the meeting is our top priority.
This new page contains hyperlinks to resources and documents to help state EMS officials with this emerging infectious disease.
The job board is available to help members seek qualified candidates for positions within emergency medical services systems.