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SECTION 3066
Powers and duties of the department
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 30-B
§ 3066. Powers and duties of the department. 1. The department shall
continue facilitation, development, and periodic revision of
appropriateness review standards for emergency medical and trauma care,
including appropriateness review standards for emergency departments and
services and trauma centers and stations under article twenty-eight of
this chapter, by the state emergency medical advisory committee or the
state trauma advisory committee, as appropriate, for adoption by the
state hospital review and planning council, subject to approval by the
commissioner.

2. The department shall continue the categorization of general
hospitals and other health care facilities for emergency medical care
and trauma care under article twenty-eight of this chapter, and the
designation of emergency facilities in general hospitals and other
health care facilities, as emergency departments or emergency services
appropriate for emergency medical care and general hospitals and other
health care facilities as trauma centers or trauma stations appropriate
for trauma care, based upon such categorization, after appropriate
on-site verification.

3. The department shall continue development and maintenance of
statewide and regional quality improvement programs for trauma and
disaster care in a manner consistent with the intent and provisions of
sections twenty-eight hundred five-j, three thousand two-a and three
thousand four-a of this chapter, incorporating quality improvement
programs for all components of the trauma system involved in trauma care
including, but not limited to fully integrated statewide and regionwide
trauma registries, and the ways and means to support them.

4. The department shall develop and periodically revise a
comprehensive emergency medical and trauma care plan with the advice of
the state emergency medical services council, the state emergency
medical advisory committee and the state trauma advisory committee,
incorporating injury control programs and ongoing quality assurance
measures for all components of the trauma system involved in trauma
care.

5. The department shall develop and periodically revise medical and
operational guidelines for a fully integrated statewide transport
system, with the advice of the state emergency medical services council,
the state emergency medical advisory committee and the state trauma
advisory committee subject to approval by the commissioner, and shall
develop and maintain a statewide system for coordination of
interfacility transfers.

6. The department shall develop and periodically revise medical and
operational guidelines for a fully integrated statewide medical disaster
preparedness response, with the advice of the state emergency medical
services council, the state emergency medical advisory committee, and
the state trauma advisory committee, subject to approval by the
commissioner, and shall develop and maintain a statewide system for
coordination of medical disaster preparedness and trauma system
planning.

7. The department shall facilitate the coordination and implementation
of regional emergency medical system, trauma system, and medical
disaster preparedness response plans, with the advice of the regional
emergency medical services councils, the regional emergency medical
advisory committees, and the regional trauma advisory committees, and
shall promote full interoperability of all response and communications
systems.