This report examines the current status and considers the future of the NHTSA emergency medical services (EMS) program based on consideration of State legislative and regulatory activities and as indicated by individual and collective State decisions regarding the allocation of their Section 402 highway safety funds to EMS. Section II of the report contains an assessment of the States' commitments to develop EMS systems for highway safety in accordance with NHTSA guidelines, as indicated by their progress in enacting appropriate State EMS statutes and regulations. There is discussion of the effect of the establishment of national EMS voluntary standards/guidelines as substitutes for NHTSA EMS guidelines, and the effect that this change will have on State EMS legislation and regulations. Section III contains an assessment of the commitment of the Federal and State NHTSA highway safety program managers to assist States to develop EMS systems for highway safety as indicated by past and present Section 402 funding priorities and trends. Section IV contains material on the applications of FY 1984 Section 402 funding to EMS projects.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-806 591
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM