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Emergency Medical Services Scope of Practice


The following New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC) rules cover licensing & certification.

  • NMAC 7.27.2 - Licensing of Emergency Medical Services Personnel
  • NMAC 7.27.11 - Supplemental Emergency Medical Services Licensing Provisions (Scopes of Practice)
  • NMAC 7.27.12 - Certification of S-T Segment Elevation Myocardial Infraction (STEMI) Receiving & Referring Centers
  • NMAC 7.27.13 - Emergency Medical Services Certification of Stroke Centers

Treatment Guidelines

The following treatment guidelines are under revision. Please see NMAC 7.27.2 for detail.

Special Skills

Special skills are those skills, procedures, and medications that are requested by an EMS service to enhance emergency treatment capabilities beyond the normal scope of practice, as defined in the EMS Act.

All levels of EMS personnel, including licensed EMS first responders and all levels of licensed EMTs are eligible for special skills consideration for any procedure, skill or medication.



Change Requests

This form should be used for scope of practice addition or deletion suggestions.