MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) is the State administrative agency that coordinates emergency medical services in Maryland. This coordination involves numerous public and private interests. Located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, the Institute reports to the State Emergency Medical Services Board and is aided by the Statewide Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. Formerly under the University of Maryland Medical System, the Institute became an independent agency in 1993 (Chapter 592, Acts of 1993).

The Executive Director is appointed by the State Emergency Medical Services Board with the Governor's approval (Code Education Article, secs. 13-501 through 13-515).

STATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD

The Institute is governed by the State Emergency Medical Services Board. Created in 1993, the Board develops and implements an emergency medical system plan for Maryland. The plan defines criteria for designating trauma facilities; guidelines for emergency medical services; improved communications and transportation; public information and education programs; and a system to evaluate emergency care in Maryland.

The Board consists of eleven members. Nine are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor. Two serve ex officio. The Governor names the chair (Code Education Article, sec. 13-505).

STATEWIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Established in 1993, the Statewide Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council advises the State Emergency Medical Services Board on finances, policies, guidelines, regulations, and procedures necessary to operate the statewide Emergency Medical System. It also helps the Board develop and implement the State plan for emergency medical services.

The Council's twenty-nine members are appointed by the State Emergency Medical Services Board with the Governor's approval. Annually, Council members elect a chair with the Governor's approval (Code Education Article, sec. 13-511).

Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Departments
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards
Maryland at a Glance


Maryland Manual On-Line

Search the Manual
e-mail: mdmanual@mdarchives.state.md.us

 Maryland Manual On-Line, 2000

July 18, 2000   
Note: In this past edition of Maryland Manual, some links are to external sites.  View the current Manual


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

Copyright July 18, 2000 Maryland State Archives