36-4B-37. Emergency medical services personnel council--Appointment--Terms--Meetings--Duties--Board communication.

The board shall appoint an emergency medical services personnel council composed of five members:

(1)    One emergency medical technician;

(2)    One emergency medical technician-intermediate/85, emergency medical technician-intermediate/99, or advanced emergency medical technician;

(3)    Two paramedics; and

(4)    One physician licensed in accordance with chapter 36-4 and trained in emergency medicine.

The term of office for each member is three years. No member may serve more than three consecutive, full terms. If a vacancy occurs, the board must appoint a new member to fill the unexpired term. The appointment of a member to an unexpired term is not considered a full term.

The council shall meet at least twice each year, at a time and place set by the council, and may hold additional meetings as necessary to conduct business. The council shall meet the requirements of chapter 1-25 regarding open meetings.

The council shall assist the board in all matters related to the licensure, practice, education, continuing education, investigation, and discipline of emergency medical services personnel pursuant to this chapter. The council shall make recommendations to the board regarding rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter. The council shall submit meeting minutes and any recommendations to the board following each council meeting.

The board shall communicate activity on all matters relating to emergency medical services personnel with the council.

Source: SL 2005, ch 199, § 7; SL 2020, ch 167, § 2; SL 2024, ch 152, § 5; SL 2024, ch 153, § 28.