The State Trauma Advisory Board is established within the Oregon Health Authority. The board must have at least 18 members. The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall appoint at least 17 voting members as described in subsection (2) of this section. The chairperson of the State Emergency Medical Service Committee established under ORS 682.039 (State Emergency Medical Service Committee), or the chairperson’s designee, shall be a nonvoting member.
The director shall, subject to subsection (3) of this section, appoint members to serve on the State Trauma Advisory Board, including:
In fulfilling the duties, functions and powers described in this subsection, the board shall:
Make evidence-based decisions that emphasize the standard of care attainable throughout this state and by individual communities located in this state; and
Seek the advice and input of coordinated care organizations.
(a) The State Trauma Advisory Board may establish a Quality Assurance Subcommittee for the purposes of providing peer review support to and discussing evidence-based guidelines and protocols with the members of area trauma advisory boards and trauma care providers located in this state.
A majority of the voting members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
Official action taken by the board requires the approval of a majority of the voting members of the board.
The board shall nominate and elect a chairperson from among its voting members.
The board shall meet at the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the voting members of the board.
The board may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the board.
The term of office of each voting member of the board is four years, but a voting member serves at the pleasure of the director. Before the expiration of the term of a voting member, the director shall appoint a successor whose term begins January 1 next following. A voting member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the director shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
Members of the board are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed from funds available to the Oregon Health Authority, for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [Formerly 431.580; 2017 c.101 §28; 2019 c.456 §25]Note: 431A.055 (State Trauma Advisory Board) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 431A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.