Board: Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services
Board identification number: 031
Department: HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
Authority: AS 18.08.020
Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required
Term: 4 years
Chair: No provisions.
Description: The council consists of 11 members appointed by Governor: 3 consumers of emergency medical services who each reside in a different judicial district; 2 physicians with experience in emergency medicine or trauma care; 1 registered nurse with experience in emergency nursing; 3 prehospital emergency care providers, at least 1 of whom resides in a community that is not connected by land or marine highway, or a combination of land and marine highway, to a community in which a hospital is located; 1 emergency medical services administrator; 1 administrator of a hospital or Native health care organization. 6 non-voting liaison representatives authorized by council bylaws.
Function: The council advises the Commissioner of Health and Social Services and the Governor on planning/implementation of emergency medical services system.
Special facts: A majority of members constitute a quorum. The council liaison representative membership is set up by council bylaws.
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem No additional compensation.
Meetings: Not less than twice a year (usually spring in JNU and fall in ANC); 2 meetings and 2 teleconferences per year; 8 days maximum.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Emergency Medical Services Officer I
DHSS, P.O. Box 110616
Juneau, AK 99811-0616
Phone: (907) 465-8634
Fax: (907) 465-4101