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Public Act 91-0743

SB1427 Enrolled                                LRB9111308ACtm

    AN ACT to amend  the  Emergency  Medical  Services  (EMS)
Systems Act.

    Be it  enacted  by  the  People  of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section  5.  The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems
Act is amended by changing Section 3.205 as follows:

    (210 ILCS 50/3.205)
    Sec. 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)  Of  the  members first appointed, 5 members shall be
appointed for  a  term  of  one  year,  5  members  shall  be
appointed  for  a  term of 2 years, and the remaining members
shall be appointed for a term  of  3  years.   The  terms  of
subsequent appointees shall be 3 years.  All appointees shall
serve until their successors are appointed and qualified.
    (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
    (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
and Vice-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. 89-177, eff. 7-19-95; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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