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Crady deGolian | Director, NCIC

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EMS Licensing Compact

States have had the authority to license emergency medical services personnel since the 1970s. States issue licenses based on individual state practices procedures. While there is overlap between the licensing requirements, there is also considerable variation among the states. It is becoming more common for EMS emergency services personnel to cross state lines to provide services in non-declared states of emergency, which is making interstate cooperation for EMS licensing all the more urgent.
One possible way to solve this problem is the formation of an interstate compact, which would allow member states to work cooperatively to address interstate licensing challenges. CSG and the National Association of State EMS Officials have been working with a group of subject matter experts to develop an EMS Licensing Compact. Drafting is well underway and compact language should be ready for legislative consideration by 2015.
To review the draft compact language please click here.
 
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