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(210 ILCS 50/3.205)
State Trauma Advisory Council.
(a) There shall be established within the Department
of Public Health a State Trauma Advisory Council, which
shall serve as an advisory body to the Department on matters
related to trauma care and trauma centers.
(b) Membership of the Council shall include one
representative from each Regional Trauma Advisory Committee,
to be appointed by each Committee. The Governor shall
appoint the following additional members:
(1) An EMS Medical Director,
(2) A trauma center medical director,
(3) A trauma surgeon,
(4) A trauma nurse coordinator,
(5) A representative from a private vehicle service
(6) A representative from a public vehicle service
(7) A member of the State EMS Advisory Council, and
(8) A neurosurgeon.
(c) Members shall be
appointed for a term of 3 years. All appointees
shall serve until their successors are appointed and
(d) The Council shall be provided a 90-day period in
which to review and comment upon all rules proposed by the
Department pursuant to this Act concerning trauma care,
except for emergency rules adopted pursuant to Section 5-45
of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The 90-day
review and comment period may commence upon the Department's
submission of the proposed rules to the individual Council
members, if the Council is not meeting at the time the
proposed rules are ready for Council review. Any non-emergency rules adopted
prior to the Council's 90-day review
and comment period shall be null and void. If the Council
fails to advise the Department within its 90-day review and
comment period, the rule shall be considered acted upon;
(e) Council members shall be reimbursed for
reasonable travel expenses incurred during the performance of their
duties under this Section.
(f) The Department shall provide administrative
support to the Council for the preparation of the agenda and
minutes for Council meetings and distribution of proposed
rules to Council members.
(g) The Council shall act pursuant to bylaws which
it adopts, which shall include the annual election of a Chair
(h) The Director or his designee shall be present
at all Council meetings.
(i) Nothing in this Section shall preclude the
Council from reviewing and commenting on proposed rules which fall
under the purview of the State EMS Advisory Council.
(Source: P.A. 98-973, eff. 8-15-14.)