Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.623 - Program created in Department of Human Services.

(1) The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program is created within the Department of Human Services for the purpose of administering and regulating ambulances, training and certifying emergency medical technicians, establishing and maintaining emergency medical systems including trauma systems and obtaining appropriate data from the Oregon Injury Registry as necessary for trauma reimbursement, system quality assurance and assuring cost efficiency.

(2) For purposes of ORS 431.607 to 431.619 and ORS chapter 682, the duties vested in the department shall be performed by the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program.

(3) The program shall be administered by a director.

(4) With moneys transferred to the program by ORS 442.625, the program shall apply those moneys to:

(a) Developing state and regional standards of care;

(b) Developing a statewide educational curriculum to teach standards of care;

(c) Implementing quality improvement programs;

(d) Creating a statewide data system for prehospital care; and

(e) Providing ancillary services to enhance Oregonís emergency medical service system. [1991 c.784 §1; 1999 c.1056 §6]

Note: 431.623 to 431.633 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 431 by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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