Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice

The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice (the EMS COMPACT) (Formerly “The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct” (REPLICA)) is the collective solution to cross border-licensing issues that have been managed by state EMS Offices in various ad hoc manners for years. With the implementation of an Interstate Compact, EMS will join the ranks of other professionals such as physicians, nurses and emergency managers. The Emergency Management Compact (EMAC) is a well-known example with which EMS personnel are familiar. Compacts create agreements between states outside of the federal government, allowing for states to preserve “home rule” and flexibility in the management of these entities. The United States Constitution, grants the right for the states to enter into multistate agreements for a common benefit. Every state in the nation has joined a minimum of five compacts as a means of addressing issues they share that are in need of a common solution.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Public comment form for the proposed rules of the Interstate Commission for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel Practice. In accordance with the Interstate Commission for Emergency Medical Services Personnel Practice, Rule on Rulemaking, Section 1.4, “All written comments received by the Rules Committee on proposed rules shall be posted on the Commission’s website upon receipt.”

  • Rules for the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice (Draft Published 15 MAR 2019)
    • The reason for this proposed rule- These rules are to implement the operations of the national EMS Compact by the member states represented on the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice. Specifically, these rules will enable the interstate practice of EMS personnel as authorized in each state’s EMS Compact legislation and establish the data elements and procedures for operation of the coordinated database as called for in the EMS Compact legislation.
    • Public Hearing Date: May 17, 2019 (0900 MDT)
    • Public Written Comment Closure Date: May 16, 2019
    • Download Draft Rules (PDF)
    • Written Feedback Comment Form: Public Comment Form
    • View public comments submitted on rule