This committee will focus on quality of care, patient safety, and the value of EMS outcomes. The group plans to examine legislation governing the protection of outcomes information shared by hospitals with EMS providers. The committee will also address drug shortages and administration of controlled substances by EMS providers without a physician's prescription for a given patient. The committee requested a presentation at a future NEMSAC meeting on drug shortages and use of controlled substances in EMS.
The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) was established in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to NHTSA in the Department of Transportation and to the members of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS.NEMSAC provides a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from a knowledgeable and independent perspective. NEMSAC does not exercise program management or regulatory development responsibilities, and makes no decisions directly affecting the programs on which it provides advice. View the NEMSAC Charter.
NHTSA's Office of Emergency Medical Services announces the following date for the next FICEMS meeting which will be held in the Washington, D.C. area. Additional information will be provided closer to the meeting date.
Public meetings of the NEMSAC are held three times per year. Learn more about upcoming dates, agendas and opportunities for public comment, or download meeting materials from NEMSAC meetings since 2008.
The NEMSAC membership consists of 25 members of the EMS community who represent different aspects of the industry. The members are appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation for two-year terms and each may serve up to two terms.
The NEMSAC membership conducts its work within five working committees. The committees provide updates and recommendations at each of the three public meetings held in the Washington D.C. area each year.
Patient Care, Quality Improvement, and General Safety
Data Integration and Technology
Innovative Practices of EMS Workforce
Provider and Community Education
Funding and Reimbursement
2015-2017 NEMSAC Membership