Title 26 Chapter 8a Section 251

Utah Health Code
Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act
Section 251
Trauma system advisory committee.


26-8a-251.   Trauma system advisory committee.

            (1) There is created within the department the trauma system advisory committee.

            (2) (a) The committee shall be comprised of individuals knowledgeable in adult or pediatric trauma care, including physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, emergency medical services personnel, government officials, consumers, and persons affiliated with professional health care associations.

            (b) Representation on the committee shall be broad and balanced among the health care delivery systems in the state with no more than three representatives coming from any single delivery system.

            (3) The committee shall:

            (a) advise the department regarding trauma system needs throughout the state;

            (b) assist the department in evaluating the quality and outcomes of the overall trauma system;

            (c) review and comment on proposals and rules governing the statewide trauma system; and

            (d) make recommendations for the development of statewide triage, treatment, transportation, and transfer guidelines.

            (4) The department shall:

            (a) determine, by rule, the term and causes for removal of committee members;

            (b) establish committee procedures and administration policies consistent with this chapter and department rule; and

            (c) provide administrative support to the committee.

Enacted by Chapter 305, 2000 General Session