Current as of: 2010
§ 3065. Regional trauma advisory committees. 1. There are hereby continued or established in the department regional trauma advisory committees in each geographic area of the state. They shall consist of trauma surgeons, trauma nurses, emergency physicians, emergency nurses, and other emergency and trauma care professionals from trauma centers, emergency departments, and emergency services designated by the department within each region. They shall be representative of the communities and health care facilities within the region and those medical and nursing specialties and subspecialities regularly involved in trauma care. They shall advise the state trauma advisory committee, the department, and the commissioner regarding trauma and disaster care within each region, and assist the state trauma advisory committee, the department, and the commissioner with the coordination of trauma and disaster care within each region, including, but not limited to, the implementation of statewide quality improvement guidelines for trauma and disaster care, trauma systems, trauma centers, and trauma stations within each region, in a manner consistent with the intent and provisions of sections twenty-eight hundred five-j and three thousand four-a of this chapter. The state trauma advisory committee shall authorize the bylaws of each regional trauma advisory committee, subject to approval by the commissioner.
2. The regional trauma advisory committees shall continue to meet as frequently as their business may require. The members of the regional trauma advisory committees shall receive no compensation for their services as members.
3. The department shall determine the ways and means necessary to assist the regional trauma advisory committees in performing the duties specified under this section, and may contract with regional trauma program agencies to provide such assistance.
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 of opinion made, while discharging his or her duties as a member, officer, or employee of the regional trauma advisory committee if he or she shall have acted in good faith, with reasonable care.
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