Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.609 - Designation of trauma areas; rules; trauma system hospitals.

(1) With the advice of the State Trauma Advisory Board, the Department of Human Services shall:

(a) Develop and monitor a statewide trauma system; and

(b) Designate within the state, trauma areas consistent with local resources, geography and current patient referral patterns.

(2) Each trauma area shall have:

(a) Central medical control for all field care and transportation consistent with geographic and current communications capability.

(b) The development of triage protocols.

(c) One or more hospitals categorized according to trauma care capabilities using standards adopted by the department by rule. Such rules shall be modeled after the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma standards.

(d) The establishment of area trauma advisory boards to develop trauma system plans for each trauma area.

(3) On and after July 1, 1986, the department may designate trauma system hospitals in accordance with area trauma advisory board plans which meet state objectives and standards.

(4) Trauma system plans shall be implemented by June 30, 1987, in Health Systems Area I, and June 30, 1988, in Health Systems Areas II and III. [1985 c.191 §2]

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