Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

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DaveMagninoSacramento County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Primary Health Services Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of David Magnino as EMS Administrator, effective May 31, 2015. Mr. Magnino has been Acting EMS Administrator since the retirement of Bruce Wagner last year.

Prior to his work with Sacramento County EMS, he served 30 years with the California Highway Patrol. In 2013 he was Project Coordinator for the California EMS Authority's Health Information Exchange (HIE) Conference held in November 2013. EMSAAC congratulates Dave on his newest appointment!

MPetrie2Michael Petrie has accepted an interim appointment as EMS Director for Monterey County EMS Agency, effective April 27th. Previously, Mike has served both as EMS Director for Santa Clara County EMS and EMS Administrator for San Francisco EMS. In Monterey he succeeds Kirk Schmitt, who recently left the Agency to take a position with the Provincial Health Services Authority in Vancouver, British Columbia. EMSAAC wishes both of our colleagues the very best in their new roles.

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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.

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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

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