Texas Health & Safety Code - Section 771.104. Selection Of Program Participants And Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Resource Centers
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§ 771.104. SELECTION OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AND REGIONAL
EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCH RESOURCE CENTERS.
Text of section effective until September 1, 2009
(a) The center, with the assistance of the advisory council,
may select public safety answering points to participate in the
pilot program or to serve as regional emergency medical dispatch
resource centers. A public safety answering point may participate
in the pilot program and serve as a regional emergency medical
dispatch resource center. A public safety answering point selected
for the pilot program or to serve as a resource center must:
(1) have a fully functional quality assurance program
that measures each emergency medical dispatcher's compliance with
the medical protocol;
(2) have dispatch personnel who meet the requirements
for emergency medical dispatcher certification or the equivalent as
determined by the Department of State Health Services;
(3) use emergency medical dispatch protocols approved
by a physician medical director knowledgeable in emergency medical
(4) have sufficient experience in providing
pre-arrival instructions; and
(5) have sufficient resources to handle the additional
workload and responsibilities of the pilot program.
(b) In selecting an existing public safety answering point
to act as a resource center, the center shall consider a public
safety answering point's ability to keep records and produce
reports to measure the effectiveness of the pilot program. The
center shall share information regarding a public safety answering
point's abilities with the advisory council.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 874, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001;
Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1345, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Renumbered and amended from V.T.C.A., Health & Safety Code §
771.103 by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 15, § 1, eff. May 3, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007