National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. (2020). COVID-19 National EMS Certification Information*.
This webpage describes the EMS Compact, which was enacted by legislation in 20 states, and protects the public and enhances the emergency medical services system in the United States. The EMS Compact facilitates the day-to-day movement of EMS personnel across state boundaries in the performance of their EMS duties as assigned by an appropriate authority. The EMS Compact also authorizes state EMS offices to afford immediate legal recognition to EMS personnel licensed in any other member state.