The National EMS Scope of Practice Model supports a system of Emergency Medical Services personnel licensure —permission granted to a person by the State to perform certain restricted activities—and is a guide for States in developing their Scope of Practice legislation, rules, and regulations. 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 used by States as a means to increase uniformity in EMS for more than a decade. This version includes updates from Change Notices 1.0 and 2.0 issued on March 29, 2021.

Please note that the National EMS Scope of Practice is a model and does not supercede the Louisiana Scope of Practice or local protocols. 

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