EMS Agencies Can Have Legal Protections

June 11, 2013    |   By: Calevir

Attention all EMS agencies!  

Many states, including Missouri, provide no legal protection for your patient safety and quality improvement discussions, but there is an answer:   federal law allows you to join a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) which provides legal protection.

The Center for Patient Safety always welcomes new agencies to our PSO.   The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) supports participation in a PSO as explained in their recent endorsement.   For more information visit our our EMS PSO page.

About the Center:   The Center for Patient Safety has been working with EMS providers since 2009 and was the first to offer and support PSO protections for EMS agencies.


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