Current Actions Sun, 20 May 2018 15:47:05 GMT Remove Unneccesary Cost to Veterans for Non-VA Ambulance Transport <div>H.R. 1445, the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (VREASA) introduced by Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to treat ambulance services as reimbursable emergency services if the ambulance request was made because of the sudden onset of a medical condition of such nature that a prudent layperson would have reasonably expected that a delay in seeking immediate medical attention would have been hazardous to the individual or could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in placing the individual in serious jeopardy, and the individual is transported to the closest and most appropriate medical facility capable of treating such emergency medical condition.</div> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Provide Good Samaritan Liability Protection to EMS Practitioners <div>The Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017 (H.R.1876/S.&nbsp;781) was introduced by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to shield health care professionals, including EMS practitioners, from liability under federal or state law when they volunteer their services during a federally declared disaster. This bill offers the needed protections for EMS and the patients they serve in response to catastrophic events.</div> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Support Rural EMS <div>S. 2830/ H.R 5429, the Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs Act (SIREN Act) introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) in the Senate and Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and Congressman David Loebsack (R-IA) in the House. This bill would create a grant program for EMS agencies in rural areas, many of which are at the forefront of opioid epidemic, to support recruitment, retention, education, and equipment for EMS personnel in rural areas.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> S. 2830/H.R. 5429 reauthorizes the Rural Emergency Medical Service Training and Equipment Assistance Program of the Public Health Services Act and calls for $10 million in grants to rural EMS agencies to be distributed in fiscal years 2018 through 2022.&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Urge Support for Congressional EMS Caucus <div> <div><strong>Congressional support for emergency medical and&nbsp;trauma care at the federal level is needed now more than ever.</strong>&nbsp;A robust Congressional EMS Caucus will bring a&nbsp;more disciplined focus on legislative issues and form a more collective and cohesive bipartisan&nbsp;message on EMS issues to support EMS providers nationwide. The U.S. House of Representatives Congressional&nbsp;EMS Caucus will help promote, educate, and increase awareness around the federal policy issues impacting EMS and serve as a resource for policy questions.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <em>Please note: View the additional background information on the EMS Caucus to see if your House Representative is already a member. Only send an email if your Representative is not listed.</em></div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT Tell Us More - Congressional Contact Form <div>Upon completion of a phone conversation or in-person meeting&nbsp;with your member of Congress or their staff in DC or at their district office, please complete the <a href=";name=Congressional Contact Information Form&amp;key=399475" target="_blank">Congressional Contact Form</a>&nbsp;to allow us to assist you in advocating for the EMS profession and your patients.&nbsp;</div> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT