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WEMSA-PAC™ is a non-partisan committee and does not directly endorse any candidates at this time.

What is the WEMSA-PAC™?

WEMSA-PAC™ is our Political Action Committee that reviews, testifies, and pushes for legislative change in Wisconsin. Members of this committee also participate in other legislative coalitions to help create solutions for challenges that face EMS.

Review Active & Past Legislation

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2021 Assembly Bill 17 / Senate Bill 11

Opposed

PTSD for Career Police and Fire, but not EMS nor volunteers.

Signed Into Law

Changes the conditions of liability for worker's compensation benefits for a law enforcement officer or a fire fighter diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but omits the same protection for EMS professionals and volunteers.

2021 Assembly Bill 680 / Senate Bill 680

Support

Allow PTSD Coverage for paid EMS.

Passed Senate

2021 Assembly Bill 681 / Senate Bill 681

Support

Allow PTSD Coverage for all EMS.

Passed Senate

2021 Assembly Bill 763 / Senate Bill 736

Support

Enter WI into the EMS COMPACT/ REPLICA

In Progress - Priority

This bill ratifies and enters Wisconsin into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (compact).

2021 Assembly Bill 778 / Senate Bill 778

Support

PTSD Coverage for EMS and Volunteers

In Progress - Priority

This bill makes changes to the conditions of liability for worker's compensation
benefits for emergency medical responders, emergency medical services practitioners, volunteer fire fighters, correctional officers, emergency dispatchers,
coroners and coroner staff members, and medical examiners and medical examiner
staff members and who are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

2021 Assembly Bill 874 / 2021 Senate Bill 826

Support

GEMT & CPE MA Funding

Passed Senate

Generally, this bill imposes an ambulance provider fee to supplement reimbursements to
ambulance service providers.

2021 Assembly Bill 93 / Senate Bill 89

Opposed

Removal of NREMT for EMRs.

No Progress

Generally, this bill affects the requirements for certification as an emergency
medical responder, formally known as a first responder. First, this bill prohibits the
Department of Health Services from requiring an applicant who is applying for
certification as an emergency medical responder to register with or take the
examination of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

2021 Assembly Bill 95 / Senate Bill 90

Opposed

Allows CPR certified individual to run on ambulance with an EMT-B.

Passed Assembly

Generally, this bill changes ambulance staffing requirements and makes other changes related to emergency medical personnel.

2021 Assembly Bill 96 / Senate Bill 88

Support

Increase funding to Funding Assistance Program (FAP) for EMS

Signed Into Law

This bill increases the amount of funding for emergency medical services assistance.