1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 30-B: Emergency Medical, Trauma and Disaster Care


Section 3064 State trauma advisory committee

Public Health (PBH)

1. There is hereby continued in the department the state trauma advisory committee. It shall consist of trauma surgeons, trauma nurses, emergency physicians, emergency nurses, and other emergency medical and trauma care professionals appointed by the commissioner. It shall be representative of each geographic area of the state and those medical and nursing specialties and subspecialties regularly involved in trauma care. It shall advise the department and the commissioner regarding trauma and disaster care within the state, and assist the department and the commissioner in the coordination of trauma and disaster care, including but not limited to, the development, periodic revision, and application of statewide appropriateness review standards, quality improvement guidelines for trauma and disaster care, trauma systems, trauma centers and trauma stations, in a manner consistent with the intent and provisions of sections twenty-eight hundred five-j and three thousand two-a of this chapter, and similar advisory guidelines for trauma and disaster care with the consent of the commissioner, which shall not have the force and effect of law unless adopted as rules and regulations by the state hospital review and planning council, subject to approval by the commissioner. The commissioner shall appoint a physician to chair the committee.

  2. The state trauma advisory committee shall continue to meet as frequently as its business may require. The members of the state trauma advisory committee shall receive no compensation for their services as members, but each shall be allowed the necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties under this section.

  3. The commissioner shall designate an officer or employee of the department to assist the state trauma advisory committee in the performance of its duties under this section.

  4. In no event shall any member, officer, or employee of the state trauma advisory committee be liable for damages in any civil action 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 state trauma advisory committee if he or she shall have acted in good faith, with reasonable care.