The Coordinated Database

Essential to the EMS Compact is the Coordinated Database. This multi-state database will allow member states the ability to rapidly share EMS licensure records, discipline, and investigative information between authorized state EMS offices. In addition to licensure data, the database will maintain an individual's multi-state privilege to practice authorization. 

Member states will always own and control their data, which is another example of how states will maintain their sovereignty under the EMS Compact. The National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) has partnered with the EMS Compact to create and maintain the database.

Section 11 of the REPLICA legislation provides the mandate and authorization for the Coordinated Database.

SECTION 11. Coordinated Database

A. The Commission shall provide for the development and maintenance of a coordinated database and reporting system containing licensure, adverse action, and significant investigatory information on all licensed individuals in member states.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of state law to the contrary, a member state shall submit a uniform data set to the coordinated database on all individuals to whom this compact is applicable as required by the rules of the Commission, including:

  1. Identifying information;
  2. Licensure data;
  3. Significant investigatory information;
  4. Adverse actions against an individual’s license;
  5. An indicator that an individual’s privilege to practice is restricted, suspended or revoked;
  6. Non-confidential information related to alternative program participation;
  7. Any denial of application for licensure, and the reason(s) for such denial; and
  8. Other information that may facilitate the administration of this Compact, as determined by the rules of the Commission.

C. The coordinated database administrator shall promptly notify all member states of any adverse action taken against, or significant investigative information on, any individual in a member state.

D. Member states contributing information to the coordinated database may designate information that may not be shared with the public without the express permission of the contributing state.

E. Any information submitted to the coordinated database that is subsequently required to be expunged by the laws of the member state contributing the information shall be removed from the coordinated database.