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Regional emergency medical advisory committees
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 30
§ 3004-a. Regional emergency medical advisory committees. 1. Regional
emergency medical advisory committees shall develop policies,
procedures, and triage, treatment, and transportation protocols which
are consistent with the standards of the state emergency medical
advisory committee and which address specific local conditions.
Regional emergency medical advisory committees may also approve
physicians to provide on line medical control, coordinate the
development of regional medical control systems, and participate in
quality improvement activities addressing system-wide concerns.
Hospitals and prehospital medical care services shall be authorized to
release patient outcome information to regional emergency medical
advisory committees for purposes of assessing prehospital care concerns.
Regional quality improvement programs shall be presumed to be an
extension of the quality improvement program set forth in section three
thousand six of this article, and the provisions of subdivisions two and
three of such section three thousand six shall apply to such programs.

2. The committee shall nominate to the commissioner a physician with
demonstrated knowledge and experience in emergency medical services to
serve on the state emergency medical advisory committee.

3. No civil action shall be brought in any court against any member,
officer or employee of the committee for any act done, failure to act,
or statement or opinion made, while discharging his or her duties as a
member, officer, or employee of the committee, without leave from a
justice of the supreme court, first had and obtained. In no event shall
such member, officer, or employee be liable for damages in any such
action if he or she shall have acted in good faith, with reasonable care
and upon probable cause.

4. Any decision of a regional emergency medical advisory committee
regarding provision of a level of care, including staffing requirements,
may be appealed to the state emergency medical advisory committee by any
regional EMS council, ambulance service, advanced life support service,
certified first responder, emergency medical technician, or advanced
emergency medical technician adversely affected. No action shall be
taken to implement a decision regarding existing levels of care or
staffing while an appeal of such decision is pending. Any decision of
the state emergency medical advisory committee may be appealed pursuant
to subdivision two-a of section three thousand two-a of this article.