Advancing the EMS profession

Letters and Comments

The following communications have been issued by NAEMT in support of, or to comment on, pending or existing federal legislation or regulation. Click on the column header to sort the list.




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EMS IssueLetter to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee re: shortage of emergency EMS leaders ask for elevated attention to the shortage of emergency medications.
EMS Issue Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee re: shortage of emergency medicationsEMS leaders ask for elevated attention to the shortage of emergency medications.
EMS IssueLetter to NHTSA offering support and input on the recent draft of the EMS Agenda 2050.Letter to NHTSA offering support and input on the recent draft of the EMS Agenda 2050.
Pending LegislationS. 2852, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018Letter to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions requesting a strengthening of provisions for EMS as a pillar of our nation’s disaster preparedness and response strategy.
Pending LegislationS. 2830, Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) ActSupport of Senate legislation to create a needed grant program for EMS agencies in rural areas.
EMS IssueLetter regarding the shortage of emergency medicationsRequest to leaders of the Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration to elevate attention on the shortage of essential emergency medications.
Proposed LegislationH.R. 5429, Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) ActSupport of legislation to create a needed grant program for EMS agencies in rural areas.
Pending LegislationS.1692/H.R. 1037, National EMS Memorial FoundationStrongly supports legislation to authorize the National EMS Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s EMS practitioners.
EMS FundingLetter to FICEMS Chair Edward GabrielRequests FICEMS to determine funding for a nationally-applicable EMS Preparedness Agenda consensus document
EMS FundingLetter to National Emergency Management Association President SprayberryRequest to promote medical preparedness training to EMS agencies and work collaboratively on funding resources.
EMS IssueLetter to Secretary Azar, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesUrges that an agency within HHS act as the enforcement authority for regulations contained in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009.
EMS IssueAppreciation letter to the U.S. PresidentNAEMT letter to U.S. President extends appreciation for his acknowledgement of EMS practitioners.
Proposed LegislationEMS Scope of Practice Model RevisionNAEMT Comment to first draft of EMS Scope of Practice Model revision
Pending LegislationH.R. 3729, Comprehensive Operations, Sustainability, and Transport Act of 2017.Joint letter of support from NAEMT, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Pending Legislation H.R. 880, the Mission Zero ActRequests House leaders to include provisions for prehospital care in bill to support civilian-military partnerships in trauma care.
Pending LegislationLetter to House and Senate Transportation Committee leadersOpposes legislation that would increase the legal size or weight limits of trucks because of the serious safety risks inherent in allowing bigger trucks on roads and bridges.
Pending LegislationS. 916 - Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017EMS organization coalition letter of support
Proposed Legislation2018 EMSC AppropriationsRequest for Senate to fully fund EMSC in the next fiscal year
Proposed Legislation2018 EMSC AppropriationsRequest for House to fully fund EMSC in the next fiscal year
Proposed RegulationWorkplace Violence in Healthcare and Social AssistanceComment to OSHA in response to request for information on the issue.
EMS IssueIncreased role of EMS in FEMA activitiesLetter requesting that EMS professionals from all delivery models be included in FEMA’s new committees an in ongoing discussion.
Proposed LegislationLetter to 2017 National Defense Authorization Act confereesRequest to standardize military medical training and require that all military medical personnel to receive consistent Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training.
Proposed RegulationJNEMSLF Comment on to the Standard Occupational Classification Policy CommitteeComment from 17 EMS organizations to Dept. of Labor Committee reviewing how EMTs and Paramedics are counted by federal government.
Pending LegislationSupport for H.R. 1818, the Veterans Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016Letter to Senate requesting support for H.R. 1818
Pending LegislationSupport for H.R. 1818, the Veterans Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2016Letter to House requesting support for H.R. 1818
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