This week, Mississippi and Georgia signed bills adopting REPLICA. With the addition of the 9th and 10th states, the compact became effective.
The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct (REPLICA) is the collective solution to cross border-licensing issues that have been managed by state EMS Offices in various ad hoc manners for years. With the implementation of an Interstate Compact, EMS will join the ranks of other professionals such as physicians, nurses and emergency managers.
Alabama, Missouri and Delaware still have active bills in their respective state legislatures.
To find out more about REPLICA and it's potential impact to your state and program, visit the REPLICA website, http://www.emsreplica.org/.