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[EMS Users] NEMSIS v3.3.4 deadline is approaching
Posted by Bryan Hodges on 01 December 2017 04:42 PM

At the end of the day on Sunday, December 31st 2017, Virginia will stop accepting data submitted by 3rd party systems using the NEMSIS v3.3.4 format.  All agencies that use a 3rd party system need to be submitting NEMSIS v3.4.0 formatted data by this date. 

The Virginia Elite system is currently capable of accepting both versions so agencies do not need to wait until 12/31/2017 to begin submitting v3.4.0 data   Agencies that exclusively use the Virginia Elite system for direct entry are not affected.

While Virginia (per the data dictionary) follows the NEMSIS revision schedule, NEMSIS just recently extended their acceptance of v3.3.4 data.  But, Virginia continues to experience issues with the quality of data submitted.  By closing out v3.3.4 as originally scheduled by NEMSIS, our hope is to stabilize the quality of the data being submitted and begin working with individuals, agencies, and vendors on improvements.  With over 60% of agencies now reporting v3.4.0 data to the state, attempting to do this with multiple versions would be impractical.  Therefore, Virginia will be adhering to the original NEMSIS deadline of 12/31/2017 regarding the collection of v3.3.4 data.

A list of agencies currently submitting v3.3.4 data can be found at:

http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/252/59/agencies-reporting-v334-formatted-data

For questions, please contact support at: support@oemssupport.kayako.com