Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California

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On Thursday, April 2nd, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Pacific) the EMSC National Resource Center will host the webinar:  Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Hospital Disaster Preparedness: Where Do We Begin? This educational event is an in-depth discussion about the "Checklist of Essential Pediatric Domains and Considerations for Every Hospital's Disaster Preparedness Policies" and how hospital leadership can use this tool to incorporate pediatric considerations into existing hospital disaster policies. Those planning to attend this educational event may find it helpful to review the "Checklist" prior to the webinar. Users can download one of two versions of the Checklist: an electronic interactive pdf or a static, printable pdf. All EMSC webinars are recorded and archived at: http://www.emscnrc.org/Events/Webinars.aspx.

This webinar is planned specifically for hospital administrators; clinical managers; physicians; nurses; disaster management specialist; community disaster planners; state and local policy makers; and EMSC grantees, partners, and stakeholders. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Link to register: https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1145759733/en/events/event/shared/1279484389/event_registration.html?sco-id=1303713077&_charset_=utf-8

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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 A 45-day public comment period for the proposed regulations is now open and will close on April 27, 2015. 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. Prior to that he served ten years as the Director of Emergency Medical Services for Kern County leading the agency through an EMS system redesign, creating and implementing performance standards, and starting programs for the coordinated treatment of strokes and heart attacks.

"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, owner of St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service and CAA Board Chairman for 2015.

DLynch croppedEMSAAC's Board of Directors has confirmed action by the Execuitive Committee to appoint President-Elect Dan Lynch from Central California EMS Agency as Acting President, filling a vacancy left by Michael Petrie who stepped down as EMSAAC's President on February 27th.  The Board confirmed the Executive Committee's appointment at their regular quarterly meeting on March 17th in Los Angeles. Dan will complete the previous encumbant's remaining term, and continue to serve as EMSAAC's President for another year of his duly-elected term beginning in July.

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. Follow the link below for the RFP for a consultant:

ALAMEDA COUNTY RFP FOR EMS CONSULTING

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