EMS PATIENT AND PRACTIONER SAFETY BILL OF RIGHTS
All patients have the right to receive emergency and mobile healthcare that is:
-High quality and medically appropriate;
-Delivered on a timely basis using recognized and accepted patient safety standards;
-Delivered by appropriately trained, equipped and licensed emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners who are physically and mentally fit for duty; and
-Provided under the guidance of a qualified physician medical director.
All EMS practitioners have the right to:
-Work in a safe and healthy work place;
-Be provided with the appropriate equipment and training to ensure the safety of their patients, themselves and their co-workers;
-Work within a “just culture,” values-supportive system of shared accountability in which EMs agencies are accountable for the systems they have designed and for responding to the behaviors of their staff in a fair and just manner;
-Share information about patient care with their EMS agency, without fear of liability, as part of their agency’s quality improvement program; and
-Timely access to medical countermeasures when responding to biological or radiological events.