Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association
In 2019, Representative Roden introduced a Bill in the House (HB 907) to allow licensure of paramedic practitioners. The vision is to provide another rung on the clinical ladder for paramedics and a road for advancement.
Presently paramedics can become nurses with the option of seeking to be an advanced practice nurse, a physicians assistant (PA) or a doctor. HB 907 would create another option under the law that would be similar to the PA.
The bill did not pass in 2019, but it has certainly generated a lot of conversation.In April 2019, MEMSA designed a survey to measure the level of interest paramedics and EMTs might have in pursuing further educational opportunities to advance their career in a clinical setting. You can review the survey results here.
In January 2019, MEMSA distributed a survey to seek input on the topic of the cap in current state law that limits the sales tax level for ambulance districts and fire districts to 0.5% and increase the cap to 1%. The survey has 94 responses.
View a summary of the results here.
Missouri Community Paramedic Mobile Integrated Healthcare 2017
In 2013, Missouri EMS stakeholders conducted a survey to examine community health needs and the state of Community Paramedic/Mobile Integrated Healthcare within this state. This survey was designed to examine how these issues have changed.
The original 2013 was modified slightly. An email list services was obtained from the Missouri Bureau of EMS. On July 21, the survey was distributed by email to 205 administrators. Thirty-five surveys were completed. See the survey results here.