PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
56-1013A. Idaho emergency medical services physician commission — Terms and operation. (1) There is hereby created in the department an Idaho emergency medical services physician commission for the purpose of establishing standards for scope of practice and medical supervision for licensed personnel and agencies licensed by the EMS bureau, and for making disciplinary action recommendations to the EMS bureau against licensed personnel. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commission shall exercise its powers and duties in accordance with the provisions of sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, relative to scope of practice and medical supervision of licensed personnel.
(2) The commission shall be composed of eleven (11) voting members appointed by the governor upon assurance of equitable geographic and rural representation. Six (6) members shall be physicians currently licensed in Idaho and appointed as follows: one (1) member representing the Idaho board of medicine as provided in chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, one (1) member representing the Idaho medical association, one (1) member representing the EMS bureau, one (1) member representing the Idaho chapter of the American college of emergency physicians, one (1) member representing the Idaho chapter of the American academy of pediatrics and one (1) member representing the Idaho chapter of the American college of surgeons committee on trauma. Three (3) members shall be physicians currently licensed in Idaho and practicing as an EMS medical director representing the following associations: one (1) member representing the Idaho association of counties, one (1) member representing the Idaho fire chiefs association and one (1) member representing the Idaho hospital association. Two (2) members shall be Idaho citizens representing the public interest.
(3) Except as provided in this subsection, members of the commission shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years. The following four (4) members shall be appointed to an initial term of two (2) years: the member representing the board of medicine, the member representing the Idaho chapter of the American college of emergency physicians, the member representing the Idaho chapter of the American college of surgeons committee on trauma and the member representing the Idaho fire chiefs association. The remaining seven (7) members shall be appointed for an initial term of three (3) years. Thereafter, all terms shall be for a period of three (3) years.
(4) The commission shall elect a chair and such officers as it may deem necessary and appropriate. The commission shall meet at least annually and at the call of the chair. Members of the commission shall be compensated as provided in section 59-509(b), Idaho Code.
(5) Prior to the expiration of the regular term of a member of the commission or upon the occurrence or declaration of a vacancy in the membership of the commission, the EMS bureau shall notify the represented entity of that fact in writing and the represented entity shall, within sixty (60) days thereafter, nominate at least three (3) persons to fill the vacancy in a manner as shall be determined by the rules and bylaws of the represented entity and shall forward the nominations to the governor, who shall appoint from among the nominees a person to be a member of the commission to fill the vacancy. Persons nominated for a seat held by a physician must be licensed by the state of Idaho to practice medicine.
(6) Moneys collected pursuant to rules promulgated by the board for initial applications and renewal of EMS personnel licenses are hereby continuously appropriated and shall be utilized exclusively for the purposes set forth in this section as determined by the commission.
(7) The commission shall prepare a budget on an annual basis indicating that portion of the funds necessary for the continuous operation of the commission to achieve the purposes of this section.
[56-1013A, added 2006, ch. 421, sec. 3, p. 1303; am. 2007, ch. 306, sec. 1, p. 856; am. 2009, ch. 189, sec. 4, p. 614.]