Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 162
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 239
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act relating to the Kansas trauma system; amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 75-5664and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 162

SENATE BILL No. 239


An Act relating to the Kansas trauma system; amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 75-5664

and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 75-5664 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 75-5664. (a) There is hereby established an advisory committee

on trauma. The advisory committee on trauma shall be advisory to the

secretary of health and environment and shall be within the division of

health of the department of health and environment as a part thereof.

(b) The advisory board shall be composed of 15 On July 1, 2001, the

advisory committee on trauma in existence immediately prior to July 1,

2001, is hereby abolished and a new advisory committee on trauma is

created in accordance with this section. The terms of all members of the

advisory committee on trauma in existence prior to July 1, 2001, are

hereby terminated. On and after July 1, 2001, the advisory committee on

trauma shall be composed of 24 members representing both rural and

urban areas of the state appointed as follows:

(1) Three members shall be persons licensed in medicine and sur-

gery, two of whom shall be appointed by the governor from a list of six

who shall be nominated by the Kansas medical society and one of whom

shall be appointed by the governor from a list of three who shall be

nominated by the Kansas association of osteopathic medicine;

(2) three members shall be representatives of hospitals appointed by

the governor from a list of six who shall be nominated by the Kansas

hospital association;

(3) two members shall be licensed professional nurses specializing in

trauma care or emergency nursing appointed by the Kansas state nurses

association;

(4) two members shall be attendants as defined in K.S.A. 65-6112

and amendments thereto who are on the roster of an ambulance service

permitted by the board of emergency medical services, one of whom shall

be appointed by the Kansas emergency medical services association and

one of whom shall be appointed by the Kansas emergency medical tech-

nician association;

(5) one member shall be a representative of the department of health

and environment appointed by the secretary thereof;

(6) one member shall be a representative of the board of emergency

medical services appointed by the board of emergency medical services;

(7) one member shall be an administrator of an ambulance service

appointed by the governor from a list of four, two nominated by the

Kansas emergency medical technician association and two nominated by

the Kansas emergency medical services association; and

(8) two legislators, one from the house of representatives and one

from the senate shall be members. The speaker of the house shall appoint

one member and the president of the senate shall appoint the other mem-

ber. The appointees from the legislature shall be from opposing political

parties.

All members shall be residents of the state of Kansas. At least one

member appointed under paragraphs (4) and (7) of this subsection shall

be from a rural area. Appointments to the advisory committee shall be

made with due consideration that representation of the four congressional

districts of the state is ensured. Organizations under this section which

submit lists of names to the governor for appointment by the governor

from such lists to the advisory committee shall submit names of people

who reside in both rural and urban areas of the state.

(c) Of the members first appointed to the advisory committee, five

shall be appointed for terms of one year, five for terms of two years, and

five for terms of three years. Thereafter, members shall be appointed for

terms of three years and until their successors are appointed and quali-

fied. In the case of a vacancy in the membership of the advisory com-

mittee, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term. All members

appointed to fill vacancies in the membership of the advisory committee

and all members appointed to succeed members appointed to the advi-

sory committee shall be appointed in like manner as that provided for

the original appointment of the member succeeded.

(d) The advisory committee shall meet at least four times annually

and at the call of the chairperson or at the request of any eight members

of the advisory committee. At the first meeting of the advisory committee

after January 1 each year, the members shall elect a chairperson and a

vice-chairperson who shall serve a term of one year. The vice-chairperson

shall exercise all of the powers of the chairperson in the absence of the

chairperson.

(e) The first person appointed by the governor to the advisory com-

mittee shall call the first meeting of the advisory committee and shall

serve as temporary chairperson of the advisory committee until a chair-

person and vice-chairperson are elected by the advisory committee at

such meeting.

(1) Two members shall be persons licensed to practice medicine and

surgery appointed by the governor. At least 30 days prior to the expiration

of terms described in this section, for each member to be appointed under

this section, the Kansas medical society shall submit to the governor a list

of three names of persons of recognized ability and qualification. The

governor shall consider such lists of persons in making appointments to

the board under this paragraph.

(2) One member shall be licensed to practice osteopathic medicine

appointed by the governor. At least 30 days prior to the expiration of the

term of the member appointed under this section, the Kansas association

of osteopathic medicine shall submit to the governor a list of three persons

of recognized ability and qualification. The governor shall consider such

list of persons in making appointments to the board under this paragraph.

(3) Three members shall be representatives of hospitals appointed by

the governor. At least 30 days before the expiration of terms described in

this section, for each member to be appointed under this section, the

Kansas hospital association shall submit to the governor a list of three

names of persons of recognized ability and qualification. The governor

shall consider such lists of persons in making appointments to the board

under this paragraph.

(4) Two members shall be licensed professional nurses specializing in

trauma care or emergency nursing appointed by the governor. At least

30 days before the expiration of terms described in this section, for each

member to be appointed under this section, the Kansas state nurses as-

sociation shall submit to the governor a list of three names of persons of

recognized ability and qualification. The governor shall consider such lists

of persons in making appointments to the board under this paragraph.

(5) Two members shall be attendants as defined in K.S.A. 65-6112

and amendments thereto who are on the roster of an ambulance service

permitted by the board of emergency medical services. At least 30 days

prior to the expiration of one of these positions, the Kansas emergency

medical services association shall submit to the governor a list of three

persons of recognized ability and qualification. The governor shall con-

sider such list of persons in making this appointment to the board. For

the other member appointed under this section, at least 30 days prior to

the expiration of the term of such member, the Kansas emergency medical

technician association shall submit a list of three persons of recognized

ability and qualification. The governor shall consider such list of persons

in making appointments to the board under this paragraph.

(6) Two members shall be administrators of ambulance services, one

rural and one urban, appointed by the governor. At least 30 days prior

to the expiration of the terms of such members, the Kansas emergency

medical services association and Kansas emergency medical technician

association in consultation shall submit to the governor a list of four per-

sons of recognized ability and qualification. The governor shall consider

such list of persons in making this appointment to the board under this

paragraph.

(7) Six members shall be representatives of regional trauma councils,

one per council, appointed by the governor. At least 30 days prior to the

expiration of one of these positions, the relevant regional trauma council

shall submit to the governor a list of three persons of recognized ability

and qualification. The governor shall consider such lists of persons in

making these appointments to the board.

(8) The secretary of health and environment or the secretary's des-

ignee of an appropriately qualified person shall be an ex officio represen-

tative of the department of health and environment.

(9) The chairperson of the board of emergency medical services or

the chairperson's designee shall be an ex officio member.

(10) Four legislators selected as follows shall be members: The chair-

person and ranking minority member or their designees of the committee

on health and human services of the house of representatives, and the

chairperson and ranking minority member or their designees from the

committee on public health and welfare of the senate shall be members.

(c) All members shall be residents of the state of Kansas. Particular

attention shall be given so that rural and urban interests and geography

are balanced in representation. Organizations that submit lists of names

to be considered for appointment by the governor under this section shall

insure that names of people who reside in both rural and urban areas of

the state are among those submitted. At least one person from each con-

gressional district shall be among the members. Of the members appointed

under paragraphs (1) through (7) of subsection (b), six shall be appointed

to initial terms of two years; six shall be appointed to initial terms of three

years; and six shall be appointed to initial terms of four years. Thereafter

members shall serve terms of four years and until a successor is appointed

and qualified. In the case of a vacancy in the membership of the advisory

committee, the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in like man-

ner as that provided in subsection (b).

(d) The advisory committee shall meet quarterly and at the call of the

chairperson or at the request of a majority of the members. At the first

meeting of the advisory committee after July 1 each year, the members

shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson who shall serve for terms

of one year. The vice-chairperson shall exercise all of the powers of the

chairperson in the absence of the chairperson. The chairperson and vice-

chairperson serving on the effective date of this act shall be among the

members appointed to the advisory committee under subsection (b) and

shall continue to serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson of the advisory

committee until the first meeting of the advisory committee after July 1,

2002.

(f) (e) The advisory committee shall be advisory to the secretary of

health and environment on all matters relating to the implementation and

administration of this act.

(g) (f) Members of the advisory committee attending meetings of the

advisory committee or attending a subcommittee of the advisory com-

mittee or other authorized meeting of the advisory committee shall not

be paid compensation but shall be paid amounts provided in subsection

(e) of K.S.A. 75-3223 and amendments thereto.

(h) The advisory committee shall make an interim report along with

any recommendations the advisory committee deems appropriate to the

committee on public health and welfare of the senate and to the com-

mittee on health and human services of the house of representatives on

or before January 10, 2000. The advisory committee shall make a final

report and recommendations, including recommendations about the ap-

propriate oversight of the trauma system and whether the advisory com-

mittee should be continued, to the committee on public health and wel-

fare of the senate and to the committee on health and human services of

the house of representatives on or before January 8, 2001.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 75-5664 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved May 9, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001