Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council

The Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council (EMPAC) operates under the direction of the department's executive director and advises the department about the appropriate scope of practice for EMS providers. This includes application review for waivers to the standard scope of practice as well as setting criteria for physicians to serve as EMS medical directors. Meetings are held quarterly.

EMPAC meeting information

The next EMPAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The EMPAC meeting will be streamed via Zoom Webinar. Registration is required to attend the Zoom webinar. 

Zoom meeting registration Phone information

  Register for EMPAC webinar

Webinar ID#: 886 7022 8746

Passcode: 346462

Phone commands Dial-in access numbers
Dial *9 to raise hand during public comment 408-638-0968
Dial *6 to unmute during public comment 669-900-6833

Regional Medical Director meetings

EMS regional medical directors (RMD) meet quarterly in conjunction with the Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council meeting. The public is welcome to attend RMD meetings. RMD meetings are held 2 hours prior to the EMPAC meeting.

  View RMD meeting materials

  Join the RMD meeting

RMD meetings intend to:

  • Facilitate peer communication and cooperation.
  • Provide resources to EMS agency medical directors.
  • Facilitate regional EMS continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Promote regional standardization of protocols for levels of service.
  • Promote regional standardization of the education and continued training of EMS providers.
  • Facilitate communications between the department and agency medical directors.
  • Facilitate communications between agency medical directors and the health care community.


Michael Bateman
EMS Operations Section Manager