The Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City, Inc., is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation created in 1974, whose function is to improve and coordinate emergency medical services in New York City. In 1976 the Council was designated by the Commissioner of Health of the State of New York as the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City under Article 30 of the Public Health Law. The Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York (REMSCO), is responsible to the State of New York for coordinating medical services in all five boroughs of New York City. The Council was established and designated to be the policy and administrative authority within the New York City region.
Since its designation by the NYS Commissioner of Health in 1974, the Regional EMS Council of New York City has worked to improve the Emergency Medical Services System in New York City. Through its Public Health Law mandate to coordinate emergency medical services programs, the Regional Council is the forum for discussion and development of pre-hospital emergency medicine as it is practiced in the streets of our City. All this is done to ensure persons living, working and visiting New York City the availability of prompt and effective emergency care.