National Database of EMS Legislation Now Available
Up-to-date, real-time information about state-enacted EMS legislation at NCSL.org
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and 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.
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.