EMSAC Position Statements

When an issue becomes significant enough the board of directors will discuss, debate and settle upon an accepted position. A position statement may be used to promote, defend or oppose a matter of policy deemed important to EMS in Colorado or in the nation. They are used to speak "as the profession" to the legislature, regulators such as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, or to the public.

 November 5, 2020 Use of Ketamine in Prehospital EMS
July 23, 2010 2010 Amendments 60 and 61, Proposition 101
February 9, 2006  Medical Control Practice Committee
January 21, 2006  Proposed Changes to Colorado EMT Formulary in Board of Medical Examiners’ Rule 500
July 16, 2005 Endorsement of the Proposal to Establish a U.S. Emergency Medical Services Administration
November 4, 2004  Access of Public / Private and Hospital-Based EMS Systems to Colorado Public Safety Systems
March 10, 2004  Colorado EMT Certification Concerns
July 12, 2003  Use of NREMT for EMT certification and recertification
July 13, 2002  EMT-Intermediate administration of narcotic pain analgesics
July 13, 2002  Medical transportation payment authorization assigned to counties
October 14, 2000 2000 Colorado Constitution Amendment 21
July 26, 1997 Medical Direction of First Responders
April 26, 1997 Use of Automated External Defibrillators
July 20, 1996 Use of National Registry exams for certifying Colorado First Responders
January 7, 1995 Definition of Emergency Service
January 7, 1995 Trauma Care in Colorado