Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)


The North Dakota Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program begin in 1996 and is funded by a state partnership grant initiative through the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The mission of the North Dakota EMSC program is to improve pediatric emergency care for children in all areas of North Dakota by assessing needs and providing resources for hospitals and EMS programs and personnel.

EMSC Statute and Rules

The EMSC program is a federal program and follows federal guidelines. The EMSC program is not referenced in North Dakota Century Code (N.D.C.C.) or North Dakota Administrative Code (N.D.A.C.). The administrative rules referenced below are applicable to specific performance measures of the EMSC program.

North Dakota Administrative Code (N.D.A.C.):

EMSC Advisory Committee

EMSC Advisory Committee Bylaws

EMSC Advisory Committee Members

EMSC Advisory Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

EMSC Advisory Committee Meeting Dates: Meetings are conducted the second Tuesday of every third month.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (This meeting was originally scheduled for June 13.)
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

EMSC Advisory Committee meetings are currently conducted virtually:

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EMSC Designation

Designation Programs - Coming Soon!

EMSC Resources
EMSC Education

EMS: What to look for at a Crash and Car Seat Best Practice: Safe Kids Grand Forks is excited to be offering a 1-hour webinar on child passenger safety best practices and what first responders can look for after a crash.

  • Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • Registration information and flyer HERE

Virtual Pediatric Symposium Series

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) - Temporarily on-hold.

EMSC Pediatric Readiness Recognition Program for Ambulances

The North Dakota EMSC Pediatric Readiness Recognition Program for Ambulances exists to recognize ambulance services for their commitment to the highest quality care for pediatric patients in North Dakota. 

  • Updates coming soon!
Early Bird Award