Do No Harm v. the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

Case Information

Case Name
Do No Harm v. the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
Case Status
Open
Location
Mississippi

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) normally encourages professionals to pledge to provide critical life-saving services to everyone, “unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, [or] color.”

But NAEMT is disregarding that pledge. NAEMT is operating a race-based “diversity” scholarship that awards money only to “students of color.” White
students are flatly excluded, even though NAEMT admits that the program is “a
contract.”

NAEMT is not just violating its own pledge. It’s violating federal law.

On January 10, 2024, Do No Harm filed the suit on behalf of a student who is being harmed by this discriminatory “scholarship,” and requested:

  • A temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction barring NAEMT from closing the application period, selecting scholarship recipients, or enforcing the racially discriminatory eligibility criteria;
  • A permanent injunction barring NAEMT from continuing the program;
  • And nominal damages in the amount of $1.