The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) have worked together to create an online resource called the EMS Legislative Database, which provides up-to-date, real-time information about enacted EMS legislation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
The EMS Legislative Database offers a summary of key enacted EMS legislation in an easy-to-use resource allowing you to search legislation by year, state, topic, keyword, status, or primary sponsor. New legislation is added weekly.
Searchable topics include:
- Administration: EMS as an Essential Service, Quality Assurance and State EMS Office
- Funding: Changes in Funding Structure, Fees, Service fees and Surcharges
- Rules: Aeromedical Services, EMSC Activities, Good Samaritan Laws and Progress/Impacts to NEMSIS
- Systems: STEMI, Stroke and Trauma
- Workforce: Classification of EMS and 911 Providers, Interstate Compacts and Licensure of EMS Professionals
In 2022, at least 39 states and territories enacted 113 bills to address various challenges in the EMS community, including the supply of EMS clinicians, limited funding, violence against EMS clinicians, long ambulance offload times and supply chain delays.
For more information about the EMS Legislative Database, 2022 Legislation updates or the State EMS Bill Tracking Database visit www.ncsl.org or contact Annie Kitch with NCSL at email@example.com and Kate Elkins with the NHTSA Office of EMS at firstname.lastname@example.org.