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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

2019 EMS and Trauma System meeting dates (pdf)


All meetings are held at PSOB unless otherwise noted. 

Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon St, Portland OR, 97232

Boards and Committees


Get 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.


Get 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

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Advisory Committee

  • Establishes statewide adoption of standards, policies and pediatric guidelines.
  • Analyzes data related to injury prevention and illness.
  • Monitors the EMSC Program and recommends improvements.
  • Advises healthcare facilities and other providers.
  • Promotes activities that ensure optimal delivery of care.
  • Advises on the provision of pediatric education.
  • Advises the EMS and Trauma Systems Section on best methods to enact legislation and accomplish grant objectives.

EMS Committee

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  • 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

Get 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 Trauma Advisory Board (STAB)

Public Member - must not have any financial gain in the EMS or Trauma System


How to Apply


Please email Stella Rausch-Scott at to apply with your CV/Resume and a letter of interest or for more information. NOTE: All state committee members are volunteer based.

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