NFPA 451, Guide for Community Health Care Programs, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft. The preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication of its First Draft Report.
The Guide provides direction for planning, preparing, implementing, and evaluating community health care programs to agencies supporting the emergency medical services (EMS) mission in an effort to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve. NFPA 451 provides a framework for the design and evaluation of comprehensive community health care programs based in local EMS systems that may include disparate elements of government and/or various disciplines of the private sector. The foundation of this document is based on multiple references, including NHTSA’s publication, Emergency Medical Services: Agenda for the Future.
The deadline for submitting public input for this new standard is March 7, 2018.
To view the preliminary draft and submit a public input using the online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 451 document information page or use the list of NFPA codes & standards. Once on the NFPA 451 page, select the link "Submit a Public Input" to begin the process. You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using this system. If you have any questions when using the system, a chat feature is available or contact us by email or phone at 1-800-344-3555.
Public input is a suggested revision to a proposed new or existing NFPA Standard submitted during the Input stage in accordance with Section 4.3 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards.