U.S. Department of Homeland Security, American Medical Response, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2015). EMS Scope of Practice, Protocols, Reciprocity, and Medical Control and Direction for AMR/FEMA Federal EMS Deployments.
In a critical incident, emergency medical services responders from multiple states will likely be deployed under the National Ambulance Contract. This document includes clinical guidelines, a minimum scope of practice, and reciprocity procedures all responders must comply with regardless of their state of origin.