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Call for Nominations - Emergency Medical Services Commission

The Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) is pleased to announce the call for nominees to serve as the LACMA representative on the County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Commission.


Term

This person shall serve until November 2027 (one four-year term).

Compensation

There is no compensation for this position.


Meetings

Meetings are held every third Wednesday of each odd month, at 1:00pm. The Commission holds its meetings in the Emergency Medical Services Agency Commission Hearing Room in Santa Fe Springs, CA 90760.


Duties

The Commission shall perform all the functions of the Emergency Medical Care Committee as defined in Sections 1750 et seq. of the Health and Safety Code and shall have the following duties:


a. Act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the Director of Health Services regarding County policies, programs, and standards for emergency medical care services throughout the County, including paramedic services.


b. Establish appropriate criteria for evaluation and conduct continuous evaluations on the basis of these criteria of the impact and quality of emergency medical care services throughout Los Angeles County.


c. Conduct studies of particular elements of the emergency medical care system as requested by the Board of Supervisors, the Director of Health Services or on its own initiative; delineate problems and deficiencies and to recommend appropriate solutions.


d. Acquire and analyze the information necessary for measuring the impact and quality of emergency medical care services.


e. Report its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors at least every twelve months.


f. Review and comment on plans and proposals for emergency medical care services prepared by County departments.


g. Recommend, when the need arises, that Los Angeles County engage Independent contractors for the performance of specialized, temporary, or occasional services to the Commission which cannot be performed by members of the classified service, and for which the County otherwise has the authority to contract.


h. Advise the Director and the Department of Health Services on the following matters:

1. Policies, procedures, and standards to control the certification of mobile intensive care nurses and paramedics.

2. Proposals of any public or private organization to initiate or modify a program of paramedic services or training.

3. Arbitrate differences in the field of paramedic services and training between all sectors of the community, including but not limited to, County agencies, community colleges, hospitals, private companies, and physicians.


LACMA Duties

The representative will be required to give biannual reports to the LACMA Board.


For consideration, candidates must be a current LACMA member and submit a brief CV/resume (no more than 5 pages) to Lisa Le at lisa@lacmanet.org. Candidates must also be able to attend the LACMA Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00pm in Downtown LA or virtually via Zoom.


The deadline to submit your nomination is 12pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. For more information, please contact Lisa Le at lisa@lacmanet.org or (213) 226-0304.



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