(a)  The EMS Peer Review Committee for a Specialty Care Transport Program shall:

(1)           be composed of membership as defined in G.S. 131E-155(6b);

(2)           appoint a physician as chairperson;

(3)           meet at least quarterly;

(4)           analyze program data to evaluate the ongoing quality of patient care and medical direction within the program;

(5)           use information gained from program data analysis to make recommendations regarding the content of continuing education programs for medical crew members;

(6)           review adult and pediatric treatment protocols of the Specialty Care Transport Programs and make recommendations to the Medical Director for changes;

(7)           establish and implement a written procedure to guarantee due process reviews for medical crew members temporarily suspended by the Medical Director;

(8)           record and maintain minutes of committee meetings throughout the approval period of the Specialty Care Transport Program;

(9)           establish and implement EMS system performance improvement guidelines that meet or exceed the statewide standard as defined by the "North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians: Standards for Medical Oversight and Data Collection;" and

(10)         adopt written guidelines that address:

(A)          structure of committee membership;

(B)          appointment of committee officers;

(C)          appointment of committee members;

(D)          length of terms of committee members;

(E)           frequency of attendance of committee members;

(F)           establishment of a quorum for conducting business; and

(G)          confidentiality of medical records and personnel issues.

(b)  County government representation is not required for committee membership for approved Air Medical Programs.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑508(b);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. March 3, 2009 pursuant to E.O. 9, Beverly Perdue, March 3, 2009;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3(c), a bill was not ratified by the General Assembly to disapprove this rule;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2017.