2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2KK - Findings, declarations relative to trauma care.
Section 26:2KK-3 - State Trauma Medical Director.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 26:2KK-3 (2018)

Section: 26:2KK-3: State Trauma Medical Director.


3. a. The Commissioner of Health shall appoint a State Trauma Medical Director, to oversee the planning, development, ongoing maintenance, and enhancement of the formal State trauma system, consistent with the recommendations of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and, to the extent applicable, consistent with the processes outlined in the State Trauma System Planning Guide issued by the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials. The State Trauma Medical Director shall be a physician who is licensed pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, is experienced in the provision of surgical critical care and trauma care, and is otherwise qualified to perform the duties of the position.

b. The State Trauma Medical Director shall, in collaboration with the State Trauma System Advisory Committee (STSAC) established pursuant to section 4 of this act, oversee the development of a Statewide trauma system plan, and once the plan has been adopted through regulations promulgated by the department in compliance with the provisions of this act, shall be responsible for implementing, maintaining, and providing ongoing evaluation of the plan. The director shall additionally ensure that the development and implementation of the plan involves broad-based collaboration with stakeholders representing disciplines relevant to trauma care in the State and interested citizens, including the commissioner, the director, or any other stakeholders that the STSAC determines may inform the process.

L.2013, c.223, s.3.


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