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EMS Communications and Reference Documents

OEMS Communications Statements are memos, statements and advisories published by OEMS and are used to notify EMS organizations of changes in scope of practice, legislative initiatives, incident-specific information sharing and other important information.

Important EMS Provider Resources and Connecticut-specific information links can be found on our EMS Provider Resource page.

Each title is a hyperlink to the document in pdf format.

2015-2020 STATE EMS PLAN hazard

MELEquipList2020   2022MEL 

OEMS Communications

Please see below for relevant OEMS Communications. 
All archived communications can be found here.


OEMS COMM 23-03 - Pediatric Transports to Urgent Crisis Centers (Sept. 2023)

OEMS COMM 23-02 - Mandatory Education in Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect (May 2023)

OEMS COMM 23-01 - Office of Victim Services (Jan 2023)


OEMS COMM 22-08 - Limits on Distributive Education (Sept 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-07 - EMS Regulation 19a-179-17(a)(2) - Revised (July 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-06 - Transition to NEMSIS version 3.5 (July 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-05 - 2022 Connecticut EMS Minimum Equipment List (May 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-04 - EMS Instructor Certification by NREMT (revised) (May 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-03 - EMT Clinical Experience Requirements (April 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-02 - EMS Instructor Certification by NREMT (April 2022)

OEMS COMM 22-01 - Release of CT Statewide EMS Protocols v2022.1 (April 2022)


OEMS COMM 21-02 - 2021 Legislation Pertaining to EMS Education (Aug 2021)

OEMS COMM 21-01 - COVID-19 Vaccine Administrator Training and Registration (Jan 2021)

2016 to 2020

OEMS COMM 20-03 - Mental Health First Aid Certification Update (March 2020) 

OEMS COMM 20-02 - Communication Aid for Emergency Personnel (Feb 2020)

OEMS COMM 19-08 - 2020 Changes to EMS Certification Process (Sept 2019)

OEMS COMM 19-07 - Inability of health care professionals to practice with reasonable skill or safety (Sept 2019)

OEMS COMM 19-03 - CT EMS Statewide Opioid Reporting Directive (SWORD) (Mar 2019)

OEMS COMM 19-02 - EMT Scope of Practice Expansion: Intramuscular Epinephrine by Syringe (Feb 2019)

OEMS COMM 19-01 - Reporting requirements regarding accident reports (Jan 2019)

OEMS COMM 18-08 - Clarification regarding working outside of the 911 system (Nov 2018)


2015 and prior

Tactical EMS (May 2010)
SMART Training (Jul 2009)
Mass Decontamination Mobilization Plan (Nov 2004)

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