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UPDATE:  The California EMS Authority has published proposed draft regulations creating an appeal procedure for local EMS agencies whose EMS Plan is disapproved or denied by the Authority. Under existing statute, the State Commission on EMS may hear an appeal regarding negative action by EMSA on a local EMS Plan. These proposed draft regulations provide procedural steps for these appeals following the California Adminstrative Procedure Act.  The public comment period for the proposed regulations is now closed. A link to the draft is shown below.

DRAFT REGULATIONS for EMS PLAN APPEALS

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relliottThe California Ambulance Association has announced that Ross Elliott has been selected as the organization's new Executive Director. In this role, he will oversee day-to-day operations of the Association and lead CAA's policy activities. For the past year, Ross served the Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California (EMSAAC) as Executive Director where he worked with local EMS agencies to improve system performance statewide.

"The CAA Board of Directors believes that Elliott's depth of experience and facilitation skills will support our efforts to advocate effectively on behalf of our members as we continue to promote the principle that private ambulance companies are essential healthcare providers," said Richard Angotti, CAA Board Chairman and owner of St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service.

Alameda EMSAlameda County is preparing to begin a process of re-designing it's EMS system. The first part of that process will be the hiring of a consultant to help with the system re-design process and the development of a new RFP for a provider(s) based on that re-design. EMS system evaluation and redesign options will get underway in June 2015 with expectations that a new provider selected via competitive process will begin service delivery by November 2016.

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The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) is conducting an assessment survey of EMS Administrators, providers and others to determine interest in standardized methodology for the licensing and credentialing of EMS personnel from state to state. The survey is available online and must be completed by March 31, 2015. For more details regarding this project, please download the document below:

NASEMSO SURVEY

emscbannerThe EMS for Children National Research Center sponsors frequent webinars with quality content for management of pediatric emergencies. For a schedule of upcoming and archived webinars, go to: EMSC Webinars

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