2014 REMAC/REMSCO Meeting Dates
What is REMSCO?
The North Country
Regional Emergency Medical Services Council is a not-for-profit
organization. Regional Councils were created to improve the delivery
of pre-hospital emergency medical services through coordinated oversight
of personnel, recruitment and retention, training and resources
by the New York State Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) Act of 1973
(New York Public Law 93-154) Article 30, which was added to Title
XII of the Public Health Service Act. Article 30 establishes and
empowers the individual Regional Councils to govern themselves through
By-Laws. The North Country Regional EMS Council's By-Laws can be
viewed by accessing the link provided below.
Council coordinates activities for Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence
Counties and consists of not more than thirty members. Membership
on the REMSCO represents ambulance services of each of the three
counties and includes physicians, hospitals, fire departments, emergency
and rescue squads, public officers and the general public. Members
must live within the geographic areas served.
Can I attend
a REMSCO meeting?
Yes! The REMSCO
meetings are open to the public. You can obtain the current REMSCO
meeting schedule by clicking on the link provided. If you have other
questions you may call the North Country EMS Program Agency at:
315.379.3977 or 866.475.3977.
NORTH COUNTRY REMSCO
What is REMAC?
The Regional Emergency Medical
Advisory Committee (REMAC) is a committee of REMSCO and functions
under Article 30 Section 3004-A
of the New York State Public Health Law. Membership on REMAC is
composed of a minimum of five physicians as well as representatives
who also sit on the REMSCO, and members of rescue/fire squads from
the three county region. Membership is voted by the REMAC and approved
by the REMSCO.
As stipulated in the REMSCO
By-Laws, the REMAC "develops policies, procedures, triage,
treatment and transportation protocols which are consistent with
the standards of the State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee
(SEMAC)." This committee also approves physicians to provide
on-line medical control, coordinates the development of the Regional
Medical Control system and actively participates in CQI/QA reviews,
which are closed to public attendance, to address system-wide concerns.
Can I attend
a REMAC meeting?
Yes you can attend. With the exception of CQI specific
meetings, the REMAC meetings are open to the public. You can locate
the REMAC meeting schedule by clicking on the link provided below.
If you have other questions about the REMAC, please call the North
Country EMS Program Agency at: 315.379.3977 or 866.475.3977.