National Association of EMS Physicians.®
​​Introducing the NAEMSP PAC 

We thank those who have already generously contributed to the NAEMSP® PAC (Political Action Committee) and want to encourage those who haven't yet taken the opportunity, to please consider doing so.

The NAEMSP® PAC is a tool that strongly impacts of our advocacy efforts . National associations across all disciplines such as educators, hairdressers, and fire fighters utilize well-funded PACs to further their goals - and we are poised to do the same.​

Click here for more information about the NAEMSP PAC, established in January 2018.
Click here for the PAC Donation form to donate by check.
Click here to donate by credit card.  Please note that the 4% processing fee will reduce the amount of your contribution.  We appreciate your donation by check.​

Current Issues

July 9, 2018 - NAEMSP Addresses Drug Shortage Issues Amidst Legislative Action Around the Opioid Epidemic

Late last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would be considering the Opioid Quota Reform Act (S. 2535), which would give the Attorney General new authorities around modifying the production quotas of certain controlled substances. While the diversion of illegal opioids is concerning for a number of reasons, legislation that allows for reducing production quotas of certain controlled substances could have unintended consequences for the EMS community, especially around controlled substances like fentanyl that are frequently used by emergency medicine physicians but are consistently in shortage. NAEMSP has been actively engaged on drug shortages issues in Washington for several years since shortages of essential emergency medications spiked in 2011.

Following meetings with Holland & Knight staff on behalf of NAEMSP, as well as other public health groups engaged on drug shortage issues, the sponsors of S. 2535 inserted important language that would give the Attorney General the authority to specifically consider drug shortages when modifying production quotas so as not to adversely affect providers’ access to these important drugs. 

NAEMSP will continue to engage on drug shortage issues with Congress, the Administration, and other public health stakeholders for the benefit of its members.



NAEMSP Members Discuss Senate Bill Reintroduction, Bestow EMS Award to Congressman

WASHINGTON, DC (April 25, 2017) – Members of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) gather in Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 304), and other issues affecting access to and quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care, such as EMS payment reform.

Click here for the full press release.


Photos ©Taylor & Francis Group.


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released its score of the ACA repeal and replace legislation, the American Health Care Act, currently moving through the House of Representatives and scheduled to be marked up by the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. The score estimates that if the legislation is enacted there would be 14 million more people uninsured in 2018 as compared to current law, increasing to 24 million in 2026.

House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees Unveil ACA Repeal/Replace Bill

AHA Timeline

Click here for NAEMSP's 2017 ​Legislative Agenda - June 29, 2016


Directions:Below is a template to send to your congressional delegation in the House of Representatives.Please be sure that you only contact YOUR member of Congress; do not identify yourself as an NAEMSP member if you are not a current member.  Please be respectful of the Congress members and do not email a mass quantity of people.  This will only hurt our cause.  Please edit the template as you see fit. E-mail is the most efficient means of contacting congressional staff. Snail mail will be diverted and take a long time to arrive. Accordingly, we encourage you to use e-mail. Should you not receive an e-mail response after a week or so, please call the office as follow-up and utilize the talking points on the next page. Persistence is key!

Each congressional office has a devoted health care staffer. Please find the e-mail/phone number of the staffer for your Member of Congress in the attached excel document. If you do not know your Member of Congress, please use the “find your representative” function at It is located in the top right hand corner and generates your Member of Congress by zip code.

Please note if you are a constituent of the offices below, please simply send an e-mail thanking the office for their support as the following Members of Congress serve as original co-sponsors.

Rep. Butterfield (D-NC); Rep. Cohe​n (D-TN); Rep. Farenthold (R-TX); Rep. Heck, MD (R-NV); Rep. Ruiz, MD (D-CA) and Rep. Westerman (R-AR). As noted earlier, Rep. Hudson (R-NC) is the sponsor of H.R. 4365.​ 

H.R. 4365 Toolkit

H.R. 4365 Summary

H.R. 4365 Section by Section

Email Template and Talking Points

List of House Health Staffers​


Track the Progress of this Bill

 Advocacy History

Advocates for Emergency Medical Services (AEMS) began as a coalition of major EMS organizations that was founded October 22, 2002, dedicated to promoting, educating and increasing awareness among decision-makers in Washington on issues affecting EMS providers. 

AEMS supported all providers of EMS, whether they were fire, hospital, volunteer, third service, or nongovernmental based, by monitoring and influencing legislation and regulatory activity involving EMS and raising awareness among lawmakers on issues of importance to EMS. 


Beginning in 2015, Advocates for EMS became part of NAEMSP and is no longer working as a coalition.  Please contact the NAEMSP Advocacy Committee if you have questions. ​​​​​