EMS Patient and Practitioner 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.

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