Code of Alabama 1975 Section 22-18-40

State Emergency Medical Control Committee

(a) The board shall be assisted in formulating rules and policy pertaining to emergency medical services by the State Emergency Medical Control Committee (SEMCC). Members of the SEMCC shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of their office at the same rate paid state employees. The chair of SEMCC may establish subcommittees of SEMCC comprised of representatives from ambulance, fire, rescue, and other EMS groups, as needed.

(b) The SEMCC shall be composed as follows:

(1) The medical directors of each EMS region designated by the board as ex officio members with voting privileges.

(2) One member who shall be a physician appointed by the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

(3) One member who shall be a physician appointed by the State Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

(4) One member who shall be a physician appointed by the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

(5) The State EMS Medical Director, as an ex officio member, who shall serve as its chair.

(6) The State Trauma Consultant if a physician is designated as such by the Board of Health or pursuant to other procedure established by law as an ex officio member.

(7) One member who shall be an Alabama physician appointed by the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Air Medical Services.

(8) One member who shall be a physician appointed by the Alabama Hospital Association.

(9) One member who shall be a papramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Ambulance Association.

(10) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Association of Rescue Squads.

(11) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Emergency Medical Services Association.

(12) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Air Medical Services.

(13) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Professional Firefighters of Alabama.

(14) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments.

(15) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs.

(16) One member who shall be a paramedic licensed in this state appointed by the Alabama Firefighters Association.

(17) One member who shall be an educator involved in the development or instruction of an EMS training and education program at an Alabama Community College System (ACCS) institution appointed by the State EMS Medical Director.

(18) Two physicians appointed by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. 

(c) Each representative shall serve for a period of four years or until his or her successor is appointed, whichever is sooner.

(d) Any vacancy shall be filled by the organization selecting the vacating member. In case of a vacancy, the new appointee shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

(e) Each ex officio member's term is indefinite.

(f) With the consent of a majority of the members, the chair shall set requirements for proxy representation, voting, and the establishment of a quorum.

(g) The membership of the SEMCC shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-276, p. 488, §3; Act 2010-584, p. 1304, §2; Act 2016-394, § 1.)


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