A sub-committee of the TN EMS Education Committee is visiting regions to solicit feedback on the idea of requiring a degree for paramedic licensure in TN. Current discussion highlights:
- current paramedics will be grandfathered
- slow implementation
- possibility of adding A/P I & II to AEMT program to free up hours in medic school and improve AEMT’s
- opportunities for more scholarship funding
The sub-committee plans to visit each region by the end of November and develop a “pro/con” assessment with the sub-committee reconvening around the first of the year to review the findings.