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Old 20 October 2015, 19:00
justamedic justamedic is offline
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Here is a bullet point summarization of what this bill will do. It's a federal program that leaves a lot of autonomy to the states as well.

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The Veteran Emergency Medical Technicians Support Act of 2015:

Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration program for states with a shortage of EMTs to streamline state requirements and procedures to assist veterans who completed military EMT training to meet state EMT certification, licensure and other requirements;

Determines the extent to which the requirements for the education, training, and skill level of emergency medical technicians in the state are equivalent to requirements for the education, training, and skill level of military emergency medical technicians;

Identifies methods, such as waivers, for military emergency medical technicians to forego or meet any such equivalent state requirements; and

Gives priority to states that demonstrate a shortage of emergency medical technicians.
The way I am reading it, it appears geared at the EMT basic level. However, it leaves room for states to decide what skill level a veteran fits into and what further training/testing they would require, but also allows for waivers.
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