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PCR Data QuickGuide – FAQs on owning, amending, retaining and sharing patient care report data now available

SALT LAKE CITY — The National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) Technical Assistance Center (TAC), in partnership with Page, Wolfberg & Wirth (PWW), is pleased to announce the release of the PCR Data QuickGuide. This comprehensive guide offers clear guidance on frequently asked questions related to EMS patient care report (PCR) data.

The PCR Data QuickGuide was developed based on a list of specific questions submitted by state/territory EMS data managers. PWW analyzed these questions under applicable laws and guidance to develop general answers and best practices contained in the guide. The goal of the guide is to dispel misconceptions and confusion surrounding PCR data and provide clarity to the divergent views and opinions that exist in EMS concerning PCR data.

“With years of experience in the EMS industry, PWW’s attorneys and consultants bring unparalleled expertise to this guide, providing EMS professionals with the tools they need to ensure compliance and best practices,” said Dr. N. Clay Mann, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Principal Investigator for the NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center.

This guide is an essential resource for all EMS professionals involved in the creation, amendment, maintenance, and transfer of PCR data. It offers a detailed depiction of the typical life cycle of electronic patient care report (ePCR) data and delves into prevalent questions brought up over the last two decades.

The PCR Data QuickGuide is available now, and we encourage all EMS professionals to download their copies and gain a deeper understanding of PCR data best practices. To download the guide, please follow the link:


The National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) is the national health information exchange and database used to collect and store EMS data from states and territories. NEMSIS is a universal standard for how patient care information resulting from an emergency 911 call for medical assistance is collected. It is a collaborative system to improve patient care through the standardization, aggregation, and utilization of point-of-care EMS data at the local, state, and national levels.

NEMSIS is a program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS and is hosted at the University of Utah.


Page, Wolfberg & Wirth (PWW) is a law firm that specializes in providing legal and consulting services for ambulance and medical transportation organizations of all sizes. They offer a comprehensive range of compliance and training resources that have become the industry standard.

PWW’s attorneys and consultants are renowned for their prompt, accurate, and pragmatic advice. They have assisted EMS and medical transportation organizations in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.