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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – OAR 333-200 - Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program

09/20/12  Portland, Ore.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – OAR 333-200: “Update definitions and references in the trauma rules and update exhibits 2 through 4.”

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend Exhibits 2, 3 and 4 of Oregon Administrative Rules relating to the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program. These exhibits have been updated to align with the 2006 guidelines of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Committee on Trauma – Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient. Applicable references have been updated in the OARs as well as the definitions.

The Public Health Division is responsible for the development of a comprehensive statewide trauma system, which includes the development of state trauma objectives and standards, hospital designation and the criteria and procedures utilized in designating hospitals. The 2006 ACS guidelines seek to improve the care of injured patients and define the resources needed at designated hospitals to provide optimal care.

You are being invited to review and comment on the proposed rules and exhibits. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon, at 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1D, on October 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (see Hearing Notice). You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2012 by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Sande, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232

You may send comments by or fax: (971) 673-1299.
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.

For more details, please see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing, Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, the full text of the proposed rules, and the proposed exhibits.

If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact at 971-673-1221.