Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.613 - Area trauma advisory boards; duties; members.

(1) Area trauma advisory boards shall meet as often as necessary to identify specific trauma area needs and problems and propose to the Department of Human Services area trauma system plans and changes that meet state standards and objectives. The department acting with the advice of the State Trauma Advisory Board will have the authority to implement these plans.

(2) In concurrence with the Governor, the department shall select members for each area from lists submitted by local associations of emergency medical technicians, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, surgeons, hospital administrators, emergency medical services agencies and citizens at large. Members shall be broadly representative of the trauma area as a whole and shall consist of at least 15 members per area trauma advisory board, including:

(a) Three surgeons;

(b) Two physicians serving as emergency physicians;

(c) Two hospital administrators from different hospitals;

(d) Two nurses serving as emergency nurses;

(e) Two emergency medical technicians serving different emergency medical services;

(f) Two representatives of the public at large selected from among those submitting letters of application in response to public notice by the department. Public members shall not have an economic interest in any decision of the health care service areas;

(g) One representative of any bordering state which is included within the patient referral area;

(h) One anesthesiologist; and

(i) One ambulance service owner or operator or both. [1985 c.191 §6]

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