Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

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2017 National Preparedness Report Available

department homeland securityThe National Preparedness Report is an annual requirement of The Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 and a key element of the National Preparedness System. The report evaluates and measures gains that individuals and communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of government have made in preparedness. It also identifies where challenges and opportunities for improvement remain. The 2017 National Preparedness Report focuses primarily on preparedness activities undertaken or reported during calendar year 2016 and summarizes progress in building, sustaining, and delivering the 32 core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal. For a copy of the report, click on the link below:

"No" Urged on AB 1603 for Senate Floor Vote

No voteEMS Administrators' Association of California (EMSAAC) and EMS Medical Directors' Association of California (EMDAC) are jointly urging state legislators to vote "no" on AB 1603 (Ridley-Thomas) when it is brought to the Senate Floor. AB 1603 would authorize collective bargaining for employees of private companies that contract with public agencies WITHOUT the consent of either the affected private employer or the public agency. The bill and its recent amendments will adversely impact the ability for local EMS agencies to contract with experienced emergency medicine physicians to provide medical control oversight of EMS. Many of the 33 local EMS agency medical directors serve in clinical settings included within this bill such as public clinics and hospitals operated for the purpose of medical education. This is especially true of EMS medical directors that work for University of California medical centers and county hospitals.
 
EMSAAC represents the 33 local emergency medical services agency (LEMSA) administrators representing all of California’s 58 counties.The mission of the EMS Medical Directors Association of California, Inc.(EMDAC) is to provide leadership and expert opinion in the medical oversight, direction and coordination of Emergency Medical Services for the people of the State of California.

EMSAAC-EMDAC JOINT LETTER

ACA Implementation Reported to Increase Ambulance Response Times

ACAChristina Mattina with the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) reports on a new study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, indicating that expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) added strain on emergency medical services, resulting in slower ambulance response times. Mattina states that “Using data from the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System from 2010 to 2015, researchers found that full implementation of the ACA (with Medicaid expansion) was associated with a 1 minute, 53 second increase in ambulance response times, which is nearly 19% higher relative to the mean. For each percentage-point increase in insurance coverage in a given county, ambulance response times were slowed by 22.8 seconds.”  

The report and a copy of the study are available here:  AJMC ARTICLE

Electronic Controlled Substance Tracking in EMS

Narcotics securityThis whitepaper sponsored by Operative IQ describes the importance of instituting a system-wide strategy for tracking the usage and disposal of controlled substances, and how modern technology is making the process more efficient and accurate.

WHITE PAPER

EMS Authority Accepting Nominations for 2017 EMS Awards

2017EMSAwardes.pngNominations are now being accepted for praiseworthy acts or accomplishments that occurred between September 15, 2016 and September 15, 2017. The deadline for nominations is September 15th. Submit nominations to: www.emsa.ca.gov/awards_nominations.

For questions, contact Adam Willoughby at (916) 431-3715 or email externalaffairs@emsa.ca.gov . This year’s ceremony will be held December 6, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco. 

EMS AWARDS INFO

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