Solicitation Notice for National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision

In 2000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the National EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. A component of the Education Agenda, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model was published in 2007 and defines national levels of EMS provider skills and knowledge. Today, the Scope Model is used by States to establish individual scopes of practice consistent with the national model. This helps to improve the consistency and uniformity of EMS throughout the nation, while still honoring the unique needs of the individual States.

NHTSA seeks to award a single Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contract to:
  • Identify new evidence and science regarding the regulation and State licensure of EMS personnel
  • Facilitate implementation of the Scope Model with State EMS regulators including medical directors
  • Provide opportunities for broad public and EMS community input and participation
  • Establish future revision cycles for the Scope Model

NHTSA is accepting proposals until 2:00pm (EDT) on August 10, 2016 and will announce the contract award date by September 2016. The period of performance of the contract will not exceed twenty-four months. The solicitation and related documents are available electronically for download at referenced by the solicitation number (DTNH2216R00061). For more information, visit


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