On Friday March 13, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation making that state the 20th to join the EMS Compact. The statute is effective 90 days from signing.
On March 5, 2020, Governor James Justice of West Virginia signed legislation making West Virginia the 19th state to join the EMS Compact. West Virginia's legislation will be effective on June 3, 2020.
The EMS Compact Commission approved use of the EMS Compact process effective Monday March 16, 2020 in response to personnel needs associated with COVID-19. This decision enables EMS personnel licensed in Compact member states (home states) to cross state borders using a privilege to practice and work in other Compact states (remote state) without getting an EMS license in the remote state.
The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice welcomes the states of North Dakota and Iowa to the EMS Compact. Governor Doug Burgum (North Dakota) signed HB 1337, The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact, on April 1, 2019. North Dakota was the 17th state to enact the EMS Compact. On May 8, 2019, Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa signed the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act, making Iowa the 18th state to pass the legislation.
With retirement of Donna Tidwell, State EMS Director for Tennessee and EMS Compact member at large, the executive board appointed Justin Romanello on January 18,2019 to fill the vacancy until the annual meeting in May 2019. Justin has nearly twenty years of dedicated emergency services all over the world to include providing care to ill climbers from Mt. Everest as well as those in harm’s way in the Middle East. He began his career working civilian emergency medical services (EMS) in both rural and urban environments. Upon leaving the civilian world, he has worked in various capacities as a contracted employee for the Department of State and the Diplomatic Security Service to include domestic duties as well as positions in Afghanistan and Iraq...Read More
As we wrap up this year, I would like to give you an update on the EMS Compact status and activity. First I really want to thank everyone for your support and dedication toward this project as we work together to make EMS history. Here is update of 2018 activities...Read More
October 17, 2018 - On May 8, 2017, when Georgia - as the tenth state - signed the REPLICA legislation into law, the EMS Compact was officially created. This moved the process into the Compact administration and operations phase. The Compact is governed by the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice, a joint-public-agency created by the REPLICA legislation. The Commission is actively creating the required..
Sept. 20, 2017 – Representatives from member states (Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming) have chosen Debra Cason, Dia Gainor, and Rick Patrick, as honorary chairs for the first meeting of the Interstate Commission (Commission) for EMS Personnel Practice.The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact’s (REPLICA’s) model legislation creates a formal pathway..
Sept. 15, 2017 – With the signing of Senate Bill 35 today by Delaware’s Governor John Carney, the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) reached the 12-state member mark. Alabama became the 11th Compact state when Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 250 on May 24, 2017. The nations’ first EMS licensure compact was activated on May 8, 2017, when Georgia brought it over the 10-state threshold.
Oct. 11, 2017 – The twelve member states of the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) assembled as the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice for the first time in the history of the nation’s EMS system. REPLICA’s model legislation creates a formal pathway for the licensed individual to provide pre-hospital care across state lines under authorized circumstances.