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File #: 19-1331A    Version: 1
Type: Appointment Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2019 Department: Emergency Medical Services Authority
On agenda: 9/12/2019 Final action: 9/12/2019
Title: Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Medical Control Board.
Attachments: 1. EMS Medical Control Board Roster, 2. MCB Bylaws 6-24-15, 3. Nomination Letter - Apple, 4. Nomination Letter - Barquin, 5. Nomination Letter - Ashford, 6. Dr Andrea Apple CV, 7. Dr Jose Barquin CV, 8. Dr Krista Gillis CV, 9. Dr Jeremy White CV, 10. Dr Brian Charity CV, 11. Dr Stephen Haire CV, 12. Jonathan Ashford Resume, 13. Jake Fisher Bio

Subject:

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Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Medical Control Board.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Sitting as the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority, approve the following appointments to the EMS Medical Control Board for two-year terms ending August 2021:

 

                     Reappointment of Mr. Jake Fisher as Hospital Administrator representative

                     Appointment of Mr. Jonathan Ashford as Hospital Administrator alternate representative

                     Reappointment of Dr. Stephen Haire as Emergency Physician representative

                     Reappointment of Dr. Brian Charity as Emergency Physician alternate representative

                     Appointment of Dr. Jose Barquin Jr. as Emergency Physician representative

                     Reappointment of Dr. Jeremy White as Emergency Physician alternate representative

                     Reappointment of Dr. Krista Gillis as Emergency Physician representative

                     Appointment of Dr. Andrea Apple as Emergency Physician alternate 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, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority Medical Control Board bylaws, these individuals have volunteered to serve a two-year term on the EMS Medical Control Board.

Mr. Fisher will continue as a primary hospital administrator representative. Mr. Ashford has been nominated to serve as his alternate representative.

Dr. Barquin has been nominated to replace Dr. Raj Mathur as a primary emergency physician representative with Dr. White being reappointed as his alternate.

Dr. Apple has been nominated to replace Dr. Beth Girgis as an emergency physician alternate representative.

The other appointees are routine reappointments. 

 

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 - Mr. Ashford
Mr. Fisher’s Curriculum Vitae
Mr. Ashford’s Resume
Dr. Haire’s Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Charity’s Curriculum Vitae
Nomination Letter - Dr. Barquin
Dr. Barquin’s Curriculum Vitae
Dr. White’s Curriculum Vitae
Nomination Letter - Dr. Apple
Dr. Gillis’s Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Apple’s Curriculum Vitae
EMS Medical Control Board Bylaws