This article discusses the general structure of medical direction within emergency medical services (EMS) systems, the qualifications and responsibilities of EMS medical directors and other medical control physicians, and medical direction responsibilities in connection with interfacility transports. This medical direction function also is referred to as medical control, medical oversight, and medical supervision. These terms are used interchangeably in this article, although the terms may be distinguishable in some contexts.

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