Washington

Enabling Legislation Passed in 2015: Washington 5591-S HBR APH 15

Reimbursement Legislation Passed in 2017: Washington-2017-HB1358-Chaptered

State Legislation and Community Paramedicine

Advances in healthcare delivery practices and legislation necessarily go hand in hand, and this is certainly true of community paramedicine. Why is legislation so important? […]Read More »

Data Analysis with a Personal Touch: FD CARES in Kent, WA

In the FD CARES program in Kent, Washington, paramedics and firefighters visit patients in their homes and work to get chronic EMS callers to use those services […]Read More »

Looking Forward After CP Legislative Victory in Washington State

In the 1970s, the state of Washington passed a law that strictly limited the role of first responders, mandating that they could only give treatment […]Read More »

Gathering Momentum: Recent Legislative Action on Community Paramedicine

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, physicians and other health workers, determined promotion of healthcare provision within the community is sometimes not enough to create and sustain successful Mobile […]Read More »

Washington State Signs Community Paramedicine Bill into Law

A bill that allows for community paramedicine has been signed into law in Washington State on April 24th! Previously, an EMT or paramedic would only […]Read More »

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit on EMS On the Hill Day

This year at the annual EMS On the Hill Day at Capitol Hill on April 29, there will be a Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit held […]Read More »

Methow Valley Wants to Bring MIH to Washington

EMS in Methow Valley, WA are bringing attention to the number of non-emergency 911 calls they get every year. After hours, patients are redirected to […]Read More »

Community Paramedic Programs Proliferate Nationwide

MedStar in Fort Worth started one of the earliest community paramedicine programs in 2009 and now, according to one of their spokespersons, there are about […]Read More »

Increasing Need for Fall Prevention Services for America's Aging Population

The New York Times reported on the number of falls of people over the age of 65. According to the article, between 2002 and 2012, […]Read More »

Community Paramedicine Conference in Washington Brings Together Stakeholders in Healthcare

In early November, 475 healthcare stakeholders attended a two-day statewide community paramedicine conference in Washington. East Pierce Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Russ McCallion coordinated […]Read More »

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