The EMS Compact, enacted by legislation in 20 states, protects the public and enhances the Emergency Medical Services system in the United States. The EMS Compact facilitates the day to day movement of EMS personnel across state boundaries in the performance of their EMS duties as assigned by an appropriate authority. The EMS Compact authorizes state EMS offices to afford immediate privilege to practice to EMS personnel licensed in any other member state.
- Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice – The EMS Compact
- Compact Operationalized – March 13, 2020
- REPLICA Frequently Asked Questions: https://emscompact.gov/resources/faqs/
Virginia EMS Interstate Compact (REPLICA)
Non-Virginia certified/licensed EMS providers from a compact state who wish to practice (other than the temporary day to day movement between state lines) for a Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) licensed agency, must have prior approval by the Virginia OEMS. Virginia licensed EMS agencies must apply online for any out-of -state provider(s) from a compact state to have privileges to practice in Virginia. Once approved, the out of state provider(s) may practice within the Commonwealth of Virginia, under this compact, on their home state license/certification, for a period no longer than 30 calendar days, from the date approved.
Should the host EMS agency need the provider(s) longer than the 30 days afforded by this compact coverage; each individual provider must apply for reciprocity utilizing the 30 days of compact coverage for the processing of their Virginia reciprocity application.