Statement on Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) Status

August 14, 2017

As of May 8, 2017, we have the nation’s first EMS Compact. The 10th state enactment of REPLICA moved this process into the Compact administration and operations phase.  It is important at this point in time to note the limitations of the Compact, specifically, Section 14 A. as provided below:


A. The compact shall come into effect on the date on which the compact statute is enacted into law in the tenth member state. The provisions, which become effective at that time, shall be limited to the powers granted to the Commission relating to assembly and the promulgation of rules. Thereafter, the Commission shall meet and exercise rulemaking powers necessary to the implementation and administration of the compact.

Key points to share:

1) Yes!  We have a compact!

2) At this point, REPLICA is NOT active for licensed EMS personnel to cross state lines under the authority of the Compact to provide medical care.  We need to have the Commission assembled and doing their work as authorized under REPLICA, Sections 10, 11 and 12.  This includes how to share information across state lines through a Coordinated Database, draft rules where authority exists in order for licensed personnel to cross state lines under the compact.

3) The proper legal procedure, and next steps as described in Section 14 A. of the Compact is for this newly formed joint public entity is to prepare to hold their first full meeting October 7th and 8th, 2017, officially seat the members of the Commission, adopt bylaws and promulgate rulemaking.

4) Notices for these meeting are available through REPLICA states as well as at

Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct (REPLICA)

With the 10th member state enactment, REPLICA has been signed into legislation and the first official meeting of the commission will be held October 7-8, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK.

The notice of public hearing for the proposed rule has been released. The purpose of the proposed rule is to establish a rulemaking process of the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice that substantially conforms to the principles of the model state administrative procedure act of 2010 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please visit REPLICA website for more information.





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