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The National EMS Scope of Practice Model (Practice Model) supports a system of Emergency Medical Services
personnel licensure—permission granted to an individual by the State to perform certain restricted activities—and
is a guide for States in developing their Scope of Practice legislation, rules, and regulation. The Practice Model is
a consensus document, guided by data and expert opinion that reflects the skills representing the minimum
competencies of the levels of EMS personnel. The Practice Model has been utilized by States as a means to
increase uniformity in EMS for over a decade.