Articles and Publications

This page contains information about the variety of articles and presentations related to NEMSIS and EMS data collection.

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State Information regarding EMS and HIPAA

NHTSA as a “Public Health Authority”. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published notification in The Federal Register to inform hospitals and other health care organizations of its status as a “public health authority” under the medical privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Legal Opinion Letter Regarding HIPAA

Information Release to NEMSIS under HIPAA (2007) (pdf)
Release of Information by State EMS Agencies to NEMSIS

Memorandum of Understanding (pdf)
Download the MOU supported by all 56 states and territories.

Version 3 Data Use Agreement (DUA) Examples

General Documents related to Data Sharing and Submission to NEMSIS