(210 ILCS 50/3.15)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions.
The Department shall
designate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regions within the
State, consisting of specific geographic areas encompassing
EMS Systems and trauma centers, in which emergency medical
services, trauma services, and non-emergency medical
services are coordinated under an EMS Region Plan.
In designating EMS Regions, the Department shall take
into consideration, but not be limited to, the location of
existing EMS Systems, Trauma Regions and trauma centers,
existing patterns of inter-System transports, population
locations and density, transportation modalities, and
geographical distance from available trauma and emergency
Use of the term Trauma Region to identify a specific
geographic area shall be discontinued upon designation of
areas as EMS Regions.
(Source: P.A. 98-973, eff. 8-15-14.)