Title 26 Chapter 8a Section 254

Utah Health Code
Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act
Section 254
Trauma center designations and guidelines.


26-8a-254.   Trauma center designations and guidelines.

            (1) The department, after seeking the advice of the trauma system advisory committee, shall establish by rule:

            (a) trauma center designation requirements; and

            (b) model state guidelines for triage, treatment, transportation, and transfer of trauma patients to the most appropriate health care facility.

            (2) The department shall designate as a trauma center each hospital that:

            (a) voluntarily requests a trauma center designation; and

            (b) meets the applicable requirements established pursuant to Subsection (1).

Enacted by Chapter 305, 2000 General Session