Comment

NCPDP Comments

  1. When Emergency Medication is being administered, NDC and RxNorm could be used. Request ONC to add NDC and RxNorm as a value.
  2. Add the following:
Type-Standard Standard Implementation/Specification- National Drug Code (NDC) Standards Process Maturity – Final Implementation Maturity- Production Adoption Level – 5 Federally Required – Yes Cost – $ Test Tool Availability – N/A
  1. Add the following:
Type-Standard Standard Implementation/Specification- RxNorm Standards Process Maturity – Final Implementation Maturity- Production Adoption Level – 4 Federally Required – Yes Cost – Free Test Tool Availability – N/A

WA State Department of Health EMS Comments

Washington State Department of Health supports the listing of the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) standards for EMS data and only has one recommended change at this time. Washington State Department of Health recommends adding NEMSIS 3.5 as an emerging standard for emergency medical services data exchange as it likely could start being used in Spring of 2022. NEMSIS standards are an important collector of data for EMS in various contexts including public health, quality assurance and traffic safety.