§ 23-4.1-2 Ambulance service coordinating advisory board. (a) The ambulance service coordinating advisory board is created consisting of twenty-three (23) members appointed as set out in this section. The governor shall appoint the members of the board as follows: Two (2) from the department of health; five (5) practicing licensed emergency medical technicians; three (3) from a full time paid department who shall be recommended from the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters, IAFF, AFL-CIO, and two (2) who are active E.M.S. administrators, one recommended from the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs and one recommended from the Rhode Island State Firemen's League from a volunteer fire department; one from the R.I. Hospital Association; one from the R.I. Medical Society; one from the R.I. chapter of the American College of Surgeons, committee on trauma; one from the R.I. chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians; one from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; two (2) from a professional ambulance service; two (2) from the general public; two (2) from Providence county who are active members of a public ambulance service or fire department rescue squad unit, one from a full time paid department and one from a volunteer department; four (4), one each from the counties of Kent, Newport, Bristol and Washington, who shall be members of a public ambulance service or a fire department rescue squad and one certified emergency nurse in current practice who is a member of the Emergency Room Nurses Association. The members of the board shall be chosen and shall hold office for five (5) years, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. In the month of February in each year, the governor shall appoint successors to the members of the board whose terms shall expire in that year, to hold office until the first day of March in the fifth (5th) year after their appointment and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Any vacancy that may occur in the board shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment. Each member may designate a representative to attend in his or her absence by notifying the chair prior to that meeting of the board. The board shall meet at least quarterly and to elect its officers annually.
(b) The division of emergency medical services of the
department of health shall provide staff support to the board.
(P.L. 1974, ch. 264, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-52-2; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-4.1-2; P.L. 1979, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 95, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 423, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 189, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 162, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 278, § 1.)