National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

Issued Advisories & Opinions by Year



Formalized Education for Practitioners; Revisited
Patient Elopement During Care & Transport
Resource Allocation during Disasters & Pandemics
Letter to Secretary Pediatric Ambulance Restraints


Rural & Volunteer EMS
Pediatric EMS Care Coordinators
NHTSA OEMS Date Repository
Mitigating violence against EMS
Support of cmmi’s et3 initiative
Practitioner Mental Health
Covid-19 Treatment in place
automated vehicle technologies
EMS & Telehealth technology


EMS Funding & Reimbursement Update

The NEMSAC did not meet or issue any Advisories or other official documents in 2018


Community Paramedicine & MIH in EMS updated
Changing Nomenclature to paramedicine
NHTSA’s Response
The use by EMS of controlled substances
Mental Health; EMS & Public Safety
Integration of improvement science


Alignment of the EMS Agenda for the Future
Need for Adequate EMS Funding & reimbursement
EMS personnel are essential
Formalized Education for EMS Personnel
EMS Aligning to Model Trauma System
Standardized Training of EMS Data Managers
Universal Health Information & Exchange
Naloxone; use by EMT-Basics

The NEMSAC did not issue any Advisories or other official documents in 2015


EMS Integration Community Paramedicine
Comments on FICEMS Strategic Plan
EMS Education Agenda for the Future
EMS Agenda for the Future
Implementing a Culture of Safety in EMS


Achieving the Full Potential of NEMSis
The Impact of Fatigue in EMS
Planning for EMS Leadership Assessment

The NEMSAC did not issue any Advisories or other official documents in 2012


The Role of Leadership in EMS
Emergency Vehicle Operator Education
Lead Federal Agency for EMS

The NEMSAC did not issued any Advisors or other official documents in 2010


EMS Makes a Difference
Position Statement on H1N1
Health Care Reform National Discussion

The NEMSAC is officially organized under an Act of Congress to serve as the primary, and only congressionally authorized, council to provide the federal government with advice and recommendations on all matters related to EMS. It functions within the Office of Emergency Medical Services of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Every two years experts in the various disciplines within EMS/Paramedicine are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. Virtually every stakeholder group of EMS/Paramedicine is represented by the appointees, who also make up a geographic mixture of the country.