Created 2017 General Session
(1) The Air Ambulance Committee created by Section 26-1-7 shall be composed of the following members:
(a) the state emergency medical services medical director;
(b) one physician who:
(i) is licensed under:
(A) Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
(B) Title 58, Chapter 67b, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; or
(C) Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
(ii) actively provides trauma or emergency care at a Utah hospital; and
(iii) has experience and is actively involved in state and national air medical transport issues;
(c) one member from each level 1 and level 2 trauma center in the state of Utah, selected by the trauma center the member represents;
(d) one registered nurse who:
(i) is licensed under Title 58, Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act; and
(ii) currently works as a flight nurse for an air medical transport provider in the state of Utah;
(e) one paramedic who:
(i) is licensed under Title 26, Chapter 8a, Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act; and
(ii) currently works for an air medical transport provider in the state of Utah; and
(f) one member from a for-profit air medical transport company operating in the state of Utah.
(2) The state emergency medical services medical director shall appoint the physician member under Subsection (1)(b), and the physician shall serve as the chair of the Air Ambulance Committee.
(3) The chair of the Air Ambulance Committee shall:
(a) appoint the Air Ambulance Committee members under Subsections (1)(c) through (f);
(b) designate the member of the Air Ambulance Committee to serve as the vice chair of the committee; and
(c) set the agenda for Air Ambulance Committee meetings.
(a) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), members shall be appointed to a two-year term.
(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (4)(a), the Air Ambulance Committee chair shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of the terms of committee members to ensure that the terms of the committee members are staggered so that approximately half of the committee is reappointed every two years.
(a) A majority of the members of the Air Ambulance Committee constitutes a quorum.
(b) The action of a majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the Air Ambulance Committee.
(6) The Air Ambulance Committee shall, before November 30, 2017, provide recommendations to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee regarding the development of state standards and requirements related to:
(a) air medical transport provider licensure and accreditation;
(b) air medical transport medical personnel qualifications and training; and
(c) other standards and requirements to ensure patients receive appropriate and high-quality medical attention and care by air medical transport providers operating in the state of Utah.
(7) An Air Ambulance Committee member may not receive compensation, benefits, per diem, or travel expenses for the member's service on the committee.
(8) The Office of the Attorney General shall provide staff support to the Air Ambulance Committee.
(9) The Air Ambulance Committee shall report to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee before November 30, 2018, regarding the sunset of this section in accordance with Section 63I-2-226.
There are no positions present in this board.