MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS

DEFUNCT UNITS


EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Administration, renamed Public Information and Media Services in July 2002.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
In 2007, combined with Regional Programs to form Emergency Operations and Regional Programs.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS & REGIONAL PROGRAMS
Under Field Operations, renamed Field Operations and Regional Programs in Aug. 2009.

FIELD OPERATIONS
Abolished in Aug. 2009, functions transferred to Field Operations and Regional Programs, and Information Technology and Communications.

FIELD OPERATIONS & REGIONAL PROGRAMS
Renamed Regional Programs in March 2017. Emergency Operations elevated to separate unit.

HEALTH FACILITIES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Under Programs and Government Affairs, renamed Trauma and Specialty Care Programs in Aug. 2009.

LICENSING & COMPLIANCE
Under Policy, Regulations, and Government Affairs, renamed Licensure and Certification in July 2011.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
Under Administration, renamed Information Technology in July 2002.

NEONATAL TRANSPORT
Abolished on Dec. 31, 1997 (Chapter 13, Acts of 1996).

PERSONNEL & FINANCE
Under Administration, abolished in Sept. 1999, functions transferred to Deputy Director for Administration. Restored in July 2002.

PLANNING & POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Renamed Policy and Programs in Sept. 1999.

POLICY & PROGRAMS
Abolished in July 2002.

PRODUCTION SERVICES
Under Administration, renamed Educational Support Services in Jan. 1997.

PROGRAMS & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
In Aug. 2009, renamed Policy, Regulations, and Government Affairs.

PUBLIC INFORMATION & EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
Under Policy, Regulations, and Government Affairs, renamed Educational Support Services in Jan. 2011.

PUBLIC INFORMATION & MEDIA SERVICES
In Aug. 2009, renamed Public Information and Educational Support.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Under Policy and Programs, renamed Quality Improvement in July 2002, and transferred to Administration.

REGIONAL OPERATIONS
Renamed Regional Programs in July 2002.

REGIONAL PROGRAMS
In 2007, merged with Emergency Operations to form Emergency Operations and Regional Programs.

TASK FORCE ON AMBULANCE SAFETY
Staff: Barbara E. Goff (410) 706-5074; e-mail:
bgoff@miemss.org

Appointed by Executive Director, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems:
Kevin G. Seaman, M.D., Chair
William (Bill) Adams; Wendall G. Baxter; James W. Brown; Doyle Cox; John J. Denver; Linda Dousa; William J. Dousa, Jr.; John Fisher; Wade R. Gaasch, M.D.; Barbara E. Goff; Jon Mark Hirshon, M.D.; Philip M. Hurlock; David W. Lewis; David Meaders; Michael F. X. O'Connell; Jacqueline M. Olson; Danny Platt; Carl A. Soderstrom; Allen S. Williams; Cynthia Wright-Johnson, R.N.

Task Force on Ambulance Safety was formed by Executive Director in June 2010. Task Force promoted the advancement of ambulance safety and looks for ways to reduce ambulance accidents in Maryland. It monitored trends in ambulance crash incidents and considered how to address future ambulance safety issues common to all jurisdictions.

A November 2011 report submitted by Task Force recommended a number of new policies. Among these were better screening and training of ambulance drivers; increased use of restraints and seat belts; reduction of excessive ambulance speeds; and better enforcement of safety practices.

Task Force last met on Feb. 16, 2019.

TRAUMA FIELD-TRIAGE TASK FORCE
Appointed by State Emergency Medical Services Board:
Robert C. Mackersie, M.D., Chair
Bryan E. Bledsoe, D.O.; Thomas Judge; Ellen J. Mackenzie, Ph.D.; William R. Metcalf; John A. Morris, M.D.; Stephen H. Thomas, M.D.

Trauma Field-Triage Task Force formed in Oct. 2008 by State Emergency Medical Services Board. Task Force met in Nov. 2008 to review emergency medical protocols and practices used to identify, treat, and transport trauma patients by helicopter to regional hospitals in Maryland.

Task Force reported Nov. 24, 2008, and recommended changes to current field practices and operations for emergency medical care provided to injured patients before arrival at hospital.

TRAUMA & SPECIALTY CARE PROGRAMS
Under Policy, Regulations, and Government Affairs, renamed Health Facilities and Special Programs in July 2011

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, HEALTH & MEDICAL PROGRAMS
Functions transferred to Emergency Operations in 2007.

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