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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XVI PUBLIC HEALTH
  • CHAPTER 111C EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM
  • Section 12 State medical director; regional medical directors; duties

Section 12. (a) The commissioner shall appoint a state medical director, who shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner, and who shall be a qualified emergency physician. The department may establish additional qualifications for the position of state medical director by regulation. The duties and responsibilities of the state medical director shall be to:

(1) provide clinical oversight for the state’s EMS system assuring that adequate and appropriate attention is paid to the special needs of children and other special populations;

(2) advise the department on clinical standards and protocols, qualifications of EMS personnel to operate under medical direction, and statewide on-line and off-line pre-hospital treatment protocols;

(3) establish and lead a continuous quality improvement system for the clinical aspects of the state’s EMS system, including, without limitation, a system of case reviews to be conducted by medical peer review committees established for the purpose of reviewing EMS;

(4) provide other related services as may be required by the department from time to time.

(b) Each regional EMS council shall appoint a regional medical director, who shall be a qualified emergency physician. The department may establish additional qualifications for the position of regional medical director by regulation. The duties and responsibilities of each regional medical director shall be, under the general direction and oversight of the state medical director, to:

(1) provide clinical oversight for the region’s emergency medical services system assuring that adequate and appropriate attention is paid to the special needs of children and other special populations;

(2) advise the regional EMS council on clinical standards and protocols, including, without limitation, qualifications of EMS personnel to operate under medical direction and statewide on-line and off-line pre-hospital treatment protocols;

(3) establish and lead continuous quality improvement system for the clinical aspects of the region’s EMS system, including, without limitation, a system of case reviews to be conducted by medical peer review committees established for the purpose of reviewing EMS;

(4) provide other related services as may be required by the council, from time to time.