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 FundingLetter to Acting Secretary, Department of Homeland SecurityAsks how EMS agencies can access the additional $45 billion in funds providedto FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund included in the CARES Act.
EMS FundingLetter to HHS SecretaryAsks how EMS agencies can access the funds provided in the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund included in the CARES Act.
EMS FundingLetter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services AdministratorRequests CMS to waive Medicare regulations for ground ambulance transport to alternate destinations during COVID-19 response.
Pending LegislationLetter to U.S. House and Senate LeadershipRequests recognition of the role of EMS in COVID-19 pandemic response; needed funding.
Pending LegislationLetter to President, White HouseRequests recognition of the role of EMS in COVID-19 pandemic response; needed funding.
Pending LegislationVRIPA (S.1210, H.R.1241)To include a permanent extension of the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act in any legislation to address the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
EMS IssueLetter to the EMS Standards Project TeamRequests inclusion of actual standards for EMS—the knowledge, skills and behaviors outlined in the national Scope of Practice Model.
Pending LegislationSurprise Billing Act (H.R. 5800)Expresses concern of national EMS organizations with the ground ambulance services provision contained in Section 5.
Proposed LegislationSupport of 2016 Truck Size and Weight Limits StudyOpposes any legislation that would increase the legal size or weight limits of trucks because of the serious safety risks inherent in allowing bigger trucks on our nation’s roads and bridges.
EMS FundingLetter to Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator, CMSNAEMT provides comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed ambulance data collection system (CMS- 1715-P).
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment on EMS education standardsRegarding the importance of establishing the content areas which each EMS level should master in order to be able to provide care to their patients as outlined in the national EMS Scope of Practice Model.
EMS IssueLetter to Dr Kadlec, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Regarding the 2019-2022 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS), citing the absence of EMS as a stakeholder and source of expertise for the development of the strategy.
Proposed LegislationComment to House E&C Committee on No Surprises ActRequest for House to develop policy solutions that support the ability of EMS agencies and fire departments to provide prehospital emergency medical care
EMS IssueNAEMT Comment to Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyComments regarding the Proposed Rulemaking to Improve the Interoperability of Health Information.
EMS IssueNAEMT comment to National EMS Education Standards Revision ProjectNAEMT provides initial comment to the revision of the National EMS Education Standards
EMS IssueLetter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) AdministratorUrges CMS to adopt an EMS cost reporting process similar to the one used by Medicaid when providing supplemental ground emergency medical transportation reimbursements in California, Oregon, and Washington.
EMS IssueLetter to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and ResponseNAEMT provides comment to the draft ASPR Mass Casualty Triage White Paper.
Pending LegislationLetter to California Governor re: opposition to Legislature bill AB 2293.Bill would permit convicted felons (excludes rape/murder) to obtain an EMT license and restricts the ability of CA Emergency Medical Service Authority and EMS agencies to protect public safety by denying licenses.
Pending LegislationLetter to California Senate and Assembly re: opposition to Legislature bill AB 2293.Bill would permit convicted felons (excludes rape/murder) to obtain an EMT license and restricts the ability of CA Emergency Medical Service Authority and EMS agencies to protect public safety by denying licenses.
Pending LegislationLetter to California Senate re: SB 944.Expresses opposition to SB 944 and local jurisdictions being required to have an Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) as a condition of providing a community paramedic program.
EMS IssueLetter to U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee re: shortage of emergency medications.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.
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