The benefits of being a REPLICA state
With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short term, intermittent basis on a privilege to practice under approved circumstances. REPLICA does not apply to EMS agencies. Member states act as one as it relates to personnel regulatory matters under the well-known practice of interstate compacts. REPLICA promotes compliance with the laws governing EMS personnel practice in each member state, home and remote, and gives states the ability to hold providers accountable from both. Benefits of REPLICA include:
- REPLICA extends the privilege to practice under authorized circumstances and on a limited basis to EMS Providers.
- REPLICA enables the ready exchange of information between states through a Coordinated Database regarding EMS personnel licensure, adverse actions, and significant investigatory information.
- REPLICA promotes the highest level of public protection to patients and to EMS personnel in your state’s EMS System. State EMS Offices will now know who is coming into their state.
- REPLICA provides a unique opportunity to support members of the military and their spouses with a clear and timely pathway by which to become licensed.
EMS personnel covered by REPLICA includes those responding to calls for assistance across state lines as part of their duty, covering large scale planned events such as staffing concerts, races or large scale unplanned events where federal agencies are dispatched to support details, for example, wildland firefighting teams. Today, in many states, these EMS Providers have no legal standing or protection when practicing. REPLICA will solve this problem.