ESTABLISHING NEMT INDUSTRY STANDARDS
NEMTAC® is dedicated to ensuring safe medical transportation and has a role in the establishment of American National Standards that affect our industry. Our standards development activities have a broad scope, ranging from high-quality customer care, safe vehicle operations, life safety and ethical business practices
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector.
ANSI is also actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards.
CALL TO ACTION
Whenever a new NEMT standards project is initiated, NEMTAC® has formed a Standards Development Committee from the Advisory Board members to review and approve new standards or revise an existing standard.
You may apply to be part of the Standards Development Committee (Certification Advisory Board). Participation is based on the need for particular interest categories, which are users of NEMT services, vendors of NEMT equipment and vehicles, and those who have a general interest in NEMT safety standards, such as academia, consultants, and other governmental agencies.
NEMTAC® will issue a press release once a standard is developed and open for public comment, so stay connected and join our mailing list!
ANSI Draft Standards
Click the link below to review the NEMTAC 1001-202x Levels of Service
This document represents the public comments made during the public comment period. Notifications to all commenters will be emailed out this week.
The process of voting for this standard by the Certification Advisory Board (CAB)/Standards Subcommittee commenced on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and will continue for a duration of 30 days or until all members have cast their votes in compliance with NEMTAC® and ANSI policies. The voting phase concluded on August 16, 2023, once all ballots were submitted, resulting in a unanimous vote in favor of forwarding the standard to ANSI for further review and ultimate approval.
The following standards are currently under development by NEMTAC Advisory Boards.
Standard # Name Status Advisory Board
NEMTAC 1001-202X Levels of Service – Submitted to ANSI for Verification - Certification (CAB)
NEMTAC 1002-202X Modes of Transport – Submitted - Technology (TAB)
NEMTAC 1003-202X Trip Terminology - Submitted - Technology (TAB)
NEMTAC 2001-202X NEMT Accreditation (Version 4.1) – Initiated - Accreditation (AAB)
NEMTAC 3001-202X Certified Transport Specialist Education – Initiated - Certification (CAB)
The following additional draft standards that are currently under consideration for development.
NEMT Organization Policy & Procedures
Data Transfer Standard (between NEMT Providers, Payers, & Regulators)
Mobility Device Training Standard
Stretcher Operation Training Standard
NEMT Vehicle Inspection
Initiated - This status indicates that the standard development process has been initiated with ANSI, notifying that NEMTAC® is actively working on creating the standard.
Submitted - At this stage, the draft standard has been completed and submitted to ANSI for a public comment period.
Public Comment - The draft standard is currently open for public comments, allowing stakeholders and the general public to provide feedback and suggestions.
Under Review - The standard or draft is currently undergoing review by NEMTAC® or ANSI before advancing to the next step in the process. This stage involves evaluations, edits, and additional reviews as needed.
Subcommittee Vote - The draft standard is being presented before the Standards Subcommittee for a formal vote, where members of the committee will decide whether to approve the standard.
Active - This status indicates that the standard has successfully completed all necessary approvals and is now an officially approved and active NEMT industry standard. It is ready for implementation and reference within the industry.