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36-2222. Trauma advisory board; membership; compensation; duties

A. The trauma advisory board is established and consists of the following members:

1. The medical director of the bureau of emergency medical services who shall chair the board.

2. The director of the department of public safety or the director's designee.

3. Four members representing the four regional emergency medical services coordinating councils.

4. Two members from trauma centers in this state.

5. A representative from a statewide organization representing a national college of surgeons that is a recognized, authoritative body representing national trauma services standards.

6. A representative from a statewide fire district association.

7. A representative from a statewide hospital association.

8. A representative from a federal Indian health services organization.

9. A representative from a national organization of emergency physicians that is a recognized, authoritative body representing national emergency medicine standards.

10. A representative from a national association of retired persons.

11. A representative from a statewide rehabilitation facility.

12. A representative from an urban advanced life support base hospital that is not a trauma center.

13. A representative from a rural advanced life support base hospital that is not a trauma center.

14. A representative from a statewide ambulance association.

15. A representative from a fire department in a county with a population of five hundred thousand persons or more according to the most recent United States decennial census.

16. A representative of a tribal health organization.

17. A representative from a statewide neurosurgical society.

18. A representative from a statewide pediatric organization.

19. A representative from a society of trauma nurses.

20. A representative from a national association of orthopedic trauma.

B. Except for board members who serve under subsection A, paragraphs 1 and 2 of this section, board members are appointed by the director and serve staggered three year terms.

C. The director shall accept recommendations for appointment of board members from organizations representing consumers, insurers and governmental agencies that have an interest in the development of a statewide trauma system including statewide chapters of a national trauma society, a national emergency medical nurses association, a medical association and an aeromedical association. Wherever appropriate to the entity being represented, the director shall consider qualified licensed physicians with experience in trauma care in anesthesia, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics and pediatrics, and licensed nurses with experience in prehospital emergency care or trauma care.

D. Board members are not eligible to receive compensation but are eligible for reimbursement of expenses under title 38, chapter 4, article 2.

E. The board shall:

1. Make recommendations on the initial and long-term processes for the verification and designation of trauma center levels, including the evaluation of trauma center criteria.

2. Make recommendations on the development and implementation of comprehensive regional emergency medical services and trauma system plans.

3. Make recommendations on the state emergency medical services and trauma system quality improvement processes, including the state trauma registry.

4. Submit a report to the director on or before October 1 of each year regarding the board's accomplishments and recommendations.

F. The chairperson may appoint subcommittees to assist the board in meeting the requirements of subsection E of this section.