The EMS Compact allows qualified EMS personnel to work across state borders, within their scope of practice, on a short term, intermittent basis. The Compact provides a limited-duration, privilege to practice under approved circumstances. The EMS Compact and the REPLICA legislation does not apply to EMS agencies.
Member states act as one as it relates to personnel regulatory matters under the well-known practice of interstate compacts. The EMS Compact promotes compliance with the laws governing EMS personnel practice in each member state, home and remote, and gives states the ability to hold providers accountable from both.
Benefits of becoming an EMS Compact state include:
EMS personnel covered by the EMS Compact includes those responding to calls for assistance across state lines as part of their duty, covering large scale planned events such as staffing concerts, races or large scale unplanned events where federal agencies are dispatched to support details, for example, wildland firefighting teams.
Today, in many states, these EMS Providers have no legal standing or protection when practicing: the EMS Compact solves this problem.
To become a member of the EMS Compact, states must pass the model legislation and meet the following requirements: