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Boards and Committees

Membership and Responsibilities

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The committees and boards described here are appointed stakeholders who advise the Oregon Health Authority EMS and Trauma Program on recommendations to the agency policies and procedures. These committees and boards are governed by Oregon Administrative Rule and Oregon Revised Statute. The laws define the membership, roles, responsibilities and work of the boards and committees listed.

Meeting Schedule - All Committees and Boards

2023 EMS and Trauma System meeting dates (pdf)


In-Person: 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232

Virtual: Please see link for each board. 

In-Person meetings are scheduled for 2023 Quarter 2 (April) and Quarter 4 (October).

Application Process

Oregon Health Authority (OHA), through Public Health Modernization, seeks to improve the diversity and inclusiveness among its various committees and boards with a new, more transparent application process. The objective is to enable members of the community to easily access the application process and participate on groups that may interest them. This creates committees and boards with participation that better represents the communities OHA serves. Volunteering your time to any one of the many committees or boards will help support the unique needs of your community, your region and will uphold and improve prehospital emergency care statewide. 

How to apply

Area Trauma Advisory Board Application portal

EMS Committee Application portal

EMS for Children Committee Application portal

Stroke Care Committee Application portal

State Trauma Advisory Board Application portal

To be considered for an appointed position you must include:

  • Current Resume or C/V
  • Completed application through portal

NOTE: All committee and board members are volunteers.

Boards and Committees

State Trauma Advisory Board (STAB)

State Trauma Advisory Board (STAB) resources

  • Advises the Division in meeting the objectives established in administrative rule ORS 431A.065.
  • Advises on the adoption of rules, policies, and procedures regarding the trauma system.
  • Analyzes data related to prevention of injuries, monitoring of the trauma system and recommends improvements where indicated.

Area Trauma Advisory Board (ATAB)

Area Trauma Advisory Boards (ATAB) resources

  • Acts as liaison between the providers and general public in their area and the STAB and the Division for exchanging information about trauma system issues and developing an area-wide consensus.
  • Advises the STAB and the Division on the adoption of rules, policies and procedures regarding area trauma system plans.
  • Recommend to the Division an area trauma system plan which meets the standards and objectives of these rules.
  • Participates in the promotion and function of the implemented area trauma system plan by making recommendations to the Division and the area trauma care providers.

EMS for Children (EMSC)

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Advisory Committee

  • Participates in the scheduled EMSC Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Shares expertise with the Emergency Medical Services and Tauma Systems Program regarding the adoption of rules, guidelines, and protocols for the statewide coordination of emergency medical services for injured and ill children.
  • Analyzes statewide data related to the provision of pediatric emergency medical services and the prevention of injury and illness and advocating for advancements.
  • Advises healthcare facilities, EMS agencies and healthcare providers on the provision of pediatric emergency medical care and pediatric education.
  • Supports morbidity and mortality prevention efforts and programs.
  • Promotes activities that ensure optimal delivery of care and pediatric education for providers.
  • Monitors the EMSC Program and the achievement of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) performance measures.

EMS Committee

Emergency Medical Services Committee resources

  • Advises the authority concerning the adoption, amendment and repeal of rules authorized by ORS chapter 682.
  • Assists communities in identifying emergency medical service system needs and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Assists the EMS and Trauma Systems Program in providing state and regional emergency medical services coordination and planning.
  • Assists in prioritizing, implementing and evaluating emergency medical service system quality improvement initiatives identified by communities.

Oregon Stroke Care Committee (SCC)

Oregon Stroke Care Committee information

The purpose of the Committee is to assist OHA with achieving continuous quality improvement in the quality of stroke care by:

  • Analyzing data related to the prevention and treatment of strokes
  • Identifying potential interventions to improve stroke care
  • Advising the OHA on meeting its objectives, including but not limited to the objectives of the emergency medical services and trauma system developed pursuant to ORS 431.607, that are related to stroke care

Recruitment Announcement

The State EMS and Trauma System office is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

State EMS Committee

No vacancy

State Trauma Advisory Board (STAB)

  • Level 3 Emergency Physician
  • Urban Area Emergency Service Provider
  • Urban Hospital Administrator
  • PSAP Representative

State EMS for Children

  • Tribal EMS representative
  • Behavioral Health representative
  • Physician with pediatric training (e.g. Pediatrician or Pediatric Surgeon)
  • Trauma Nurse

Stroke Care Committee

  • EMS Provider who works for a transporting agency
  • Rural healthcare provider who provides emergnecy stroke care


  • Public Member
  • Bordering State Representative
  • 2x Emergency Department Physician
  • Public Member
  • Public Member
  • Public Member
  • NONE


  • NONE
  • Public Member
  • Public Member
  • Surgeon