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 What about liability? Are PSAPs more likely to get sued if they are providing medical advice over the phone?


In this era of contemporary public safety and emergency medical services, astute legal advisors point out that there is a greater liability associated with NOT providing EMD services.

EMD is nationally recognized, and published in places like the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as the industry standard for modern 9-1-1 telecommunications.


The information presented should not be considered legal advice.  Agencies in all cases are advised to obtain the advice of qualified legal counsel.


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