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File #: 18-262A    Version: 1
Type: Appointment Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2018 Department: Emergency Medical Services Authority
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action: 6/5/2018
Title: Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Medical Control Board (Board of County Commissioners as a whole).
Attachments: 1. EMS Medical Control Board Roster, 2. Nomination Letter - Hopkins, 3. Kris Hoce Bio, 4. Nancy Hopkins Resume, 5. Nomination Letter - Fisher, Saldanha, 6. Jake Fisher Bio, 7. Glenn Saldanha Resume, 8. Dr Rajneesh Mathur CV, 9. Dr Jeremy White CV, 10. MCB Bylaws 6-24-15

Subject:

Title

Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Medical Control Board
(Board of County Commissioners as a whole).

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Sitting as the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority, approve the following appointments/reappointments to the EMS Medical Control Board for two-year terms ending May 2020:

- Reappointment of Mr. Kris Hoce as a Hospital Administrator representative
- Appointment of Ms. Nancy Hopkins as an alternate Hospital Administrator representative
- Appointment of Mr. Jake Fisher as a Hospital Administrator representative
- Appointment of Mr. Glenn Saldanha as an alternate Hospital Administrator representative
- Reappointment of Dr. Rajneesh Mathur as an Emergency Physician representative
- Reappointment of Dr. Jeremy White as an alternate Emergency Physician representative

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Strategic Plan:

Ensure Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
2.1 Provide planning, coordination, prevention, and protective services to ensure a safe and secure community.

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.1 Maximize partner relationships and public outreach.
5.3 Ensure effective and efficient delivery of county services and support.

 

Summary:

Per Section 3.2, EMS Medical Control Board bylaws, these physicians and hospital administrators have volunteered to serve two-year terms on the EMS Medical Control Board.

 

Background Information:

The Pinellas County Code, Section 54-60, established a Medical Control Board (MCB) consisting of four (4) licensed physicians specializing in emergency medicine from facilities in Pinellas County, four (4) Pinellas County hospital administrators, one (1) emergency physician appointed by the Pinellas County Medical Association, one (1) emergency physician appointed by the Pinellas County Osteopathic Society and one (1) emergency physician from a trauma center located within Pinellas County.

The MCB is an advisory body to the Authority and to the EMS Medical Director. The MCB is given specific review and approval authority pursuant to Section 54-60 of the Pinellas County Code subject to overriding Florida Law. The objectives of the MCB include the following:
a. Advise the Authority on matters pertaining to emergency medical services.
b. Advise the EMS Medical Director on issues of clinical policy and practice.
c. Review and approve applicable protocols and procedures.
d. Review the performance of all system components to include the EMS Medical Director, the ambulance contractor, the first responder contractors and the Continuing Medical Education contractor.
e. Provide a liaison between the medical community at large and the EMS system.
f. Provide opinions regarding medical community consensus to the Authority and the EMS Medical Director.

 

Fiscal Impact:

N/A

 

Staff Member Responsible:

James G. Fogarty, Director, Safety and Emergency Services

 

Partners:

EMS Medical Control Board
EMS Medical Director

 

Attachments:

EMS Medical Control Board Roster
Nomination Letter from Morton Plant Hospital
Mr. Hoce’s Bio
Ms. Hopkins’s Resume
Nomination Letter from Palms of Pasadena Hospital
Mr. Fisher’s Bio
Mr. Saldanha’s Resume
Dr. Mathur’s Curriculum Vitae
Dr. White’s Curriculum Vitae
EMS Medical Control Board Bylaws