The proposal to change the age to become an EMT was recently published in the New York State register. The proposed change is to reduce the minimum age by one year, from 18 to 17. The proposal can be viewed at: https://govt.westlaw.com/nyreg/Document/I0083ce5100ec11e8a6bd94d66ce6e2b0?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)

The proposal is open for public comment until March 26, 2018. Public comments can be sent to Katherine Ceroala, DOH Bureau of House Counsel at: regsqna@health.ny.gov

Information on the rules related to posting, public comment, and the state register are available at: https://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register.htm