Medical Direction of Prehospital Care During Medical Emergencies

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Medical Direction of Prehospital Care During Medical Emergencies

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the active involvement and participation of physicians in all aspects of the organization and provision of basic (including first responder) and advanced life support emergency medical services, including assistance from a physician on the scene in accordance with emergency medical services protocols; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the involvement of emergency medical services medical directors with the ongoing design, operation, evaluation, and revision of the emergency medical services system; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports emergency medical services medical director authority over patient care, including the ability to limit immediately the patient care activities of those who deviate from established standards or do not meet training standards, and the responsibility to develop and implement medical policies and procedures. The emergency medical services medical director’s qualifications, responsibilities, and authority must be delineated in writing within each emergency medical services system. The emergency medical services system has an obligation to provide the emergency medical services medical director with the resources and authority commensurate with these responsibilities.

(Report E-1994, adopted as amended 11/6/94)
(revised, Report C-2005, Item 17, adopted 10/16/2005)
(revised, Report R-2006, Item 37, adopted 10/29/2006)
(reaffirmed, Report H-2011, Item 3-42, adopted 10/23/2011)
(reaffirmed, Board Report-2018, Item 29, adopted 11/3/2018)

 
 

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