Notice: Immediate Revision to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model

Nov 6, 2017

The National EMS Scope of Practice Model was published in February 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Over the past 10 years, the Model has provided guidance for States in developing their EMS Scope of Practice legislation, rules, and regulation. Recognizing that the Model may impact States' ability to urgently update their Scope of Practice, in 2016 the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) recommended that NHTSA develop a standardized urgent update process for the Model and urgently address the issue of naloxone administration at all levels of EMS practictioner.  NASEMSO and the project's subject matter expert panel utilized new evidence and data to develop two change notices on Naloxone and Hemorrhage Control.