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History

1973: Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) Act establishes the Health Services Administration (which in 1982 will merge with the Health Resources Administration to become HRSA) as the lead Federal EMS agency.

1984: Preventive Health Amendments establish the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program -- the only Federal program focused on improving the pediatric components of emergency medical care.

2005: Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity: A Legacy for Users Act establishes the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS to coordinate activities related to EMS and 9-1-1 systems and to issue an annual report with recommendations for new or expanded programs to improve EMS. HRSA is statutorily charged to serve on the committee and assist in providing administrative support.

2011: The Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Special Health Affairs and Office of Rural Health Policy represent HRSA on the Federal Interagency Committee's technical working group.