2015 ORS 431A.055¹
State Trauma Advisory Board

(1) The State Trauma Advisory Board is established within the Oregon Health Authority.

(2) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority shall, subject to subsection (3) of this section, appoint at least 17 members to serve on the State Trauma Advisory Board, including:

(a) At least one member from each area trauma advisory board described in ORS 431A.070 (Area trauma advisory boards).

(b) At least two physicians who are trauma surgeons from each trauma center designated by the authority as a Level I trauma center.

(c) From trauma centers designated by the authority as Level I or Level II trauma centers:

(A) At least one physician who is a neurosurgeon; and

(B) At least one physician who is an orthopedic surgeon.

(d) From trauma centers designated by the authority as Level I trauma centers:

(A) At least one physician who practices emergency medicine; and

(B) At least one nurse who is a trauma program manager.

(e) From trauma centers designated by the authority as Level II trauma centers:

(A) At least one physician who is a trauma surgeon; and

(B) At least one nurse who is a trauma coordinator.

(f) From trauma centers designated by the authority as Level III trauma centers:

(A) At least one physician who is a trauma surgeon or who practices emergency medicine; and

(B) At least one nurse who is a trauma coordinator.

(g) At least one nurse who is a trauma coordinator from a trauma center designated by the authority as a Level IV trauma center.

(h) From a predominately urban area:

(A) At least one trauma hospital administration representative; and

(B) At least one emergency medical services provider.

(i) From a predominately rural area:

(A) At least one trauma hospital administration representative; and

(B) At least one emergency medical services provider.

(j) At least two public members.

(3)(a) In appointing members under subsection (2)(c) to (g) of this section, the director may not appoint a member from the same trauma center in consecutive terms.

(b) In appointing members under subsection (2)(j) of this section, the director may not appoint a member who has an economic interest in the provision of emergency medical services or trauma care.

(4)(a) The State Trauma Advisory Board shall:

(A) Advise the authority with respect to the authority’s duties and responsibilities under ORS 431A.050 (Oregon Health Authority to develop comprehensive emergency medical services and trauma system) to 431A.080 (Duties of Oregon Health Authority related to trauma), 431A.085 (Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program created in Oregon Health Authority), 431A.090 (Designation of other trauma centers), 431A.095 (Reporting of certain patients), 431A.100 (Release of information from Oregon Trauma Registry) and 431A.105 (Emergency Medical Services for Children Program);

(B) Advise the authority with respect to the adoption of rules under ORS 431A.050 (Oregon Health Authority to develop comprehensive emergency medical services and trauma system) to 431A.080 (Duties of Oregon Health Authority related to trauma), 431A.085 (Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program created in Oregon Health Authority), 431A.095 (Reporting of certain patients) and 431A.105 (Emergency Medical Services for Children Program);

(C) Analyze data related to the emergency medical services and trauma system developed pursuant to ORS 431A.050 (Oregon Health Authority to develop comprehensive emergency medical services and trauma system); and

(D) Suggest improvements to the emergency medical services and trauma system developed pursuant to ORS 431A.050 (Oregon Health Authority to develop comprehensive emergency medical services and trauma system).

(b) In fulfilling the duties, functions and powers described in this subsection, the board shall:

(A) Make evidence-based decisions that emphasize the standard of care attainable throughout this state and by individual communities located in this state; and

(B) Seek the advice and input of coordinated care organizations.

(5)(a) The State Trauma Advisory Board may establish a Quality Assurance Subcommittee for the purposes of providing peer review support to and discussing evidence-based guidelines and protocols with the members of area trauma advisory boards and trauma care providers located in this state.

(b) Notwithstanding ORS 414.227 (Application of public meetings law to advisory committees), meetings of the subcommittee are not subject to ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690).

(c) Personally identifiable information provided by the State Trauma Advisory Board to individuals described in paragraph (a) of this subsection is not subject to ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated).

(6) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(7) Official action taken by the board requires the approval of a majority of the members of the board.

(8) The board shall nominate and elect a chairperson from among its members.

(9) The board shall meet at the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the board.

(10) The board may adopt rules necessary for the operation of the board.

(11) The term of office of each member of the board is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the director. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the director shall appoint a successor whose term begins January 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment, but may not serve consecutive terms. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the director shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(12) Members of the board are not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed from funds available to the Oregon Health Authority, for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by them in the performance of their official duties in the manner and amounts provided for in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [Formerly 431.580]

Note: Section 2, chapter 605, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the term of office specified by section 1 of this 2013 Act [431A.055 (State Trauma Advisory Board)], of the members first appointed to the State Trauma Advisory Board:

(1) Four shall serve for a term ending January 1, 2015;

(2) Four shall serve for a term ending January 1, 2016;

(3) Four shall serve for a term ending January 1, 2017; and

(4) The remainder of the members shall serve for a term ending January 1, 2018. [2013 c.605 §2]

Note: 431A.055 (State Trauma Advisory Board) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 431A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 431A—Public Health Programs and Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors431A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.