Boards & Committees

Board of Emergency Medical Services. The Board of Emergency Medical Services is the regulatory authority of the EMS System, and meets on the 1st Wednesday in February, April, June, August, October and December at 9:30 AM at the Maine EMS Offices, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, in Augusta, Maine.

All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of those portions that may be conducted in executive session in accordance with Maine Law.

Medical Directions & Practice Board. The Medical Direction and Practices Board (MDPB) consists of the state EMS medical director, the six regional medical directors, and a representative of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP). The MDPB typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Maine EMS Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public.

Data Committee. The data committee works with the Maine EMS Data and Preparedness Coordinator to update and refine the system’s electronic run reporting system. Meetings are held on an ad hoc basis.

Education Committee. The Education Committee is comprised of EMS educators from around the State. The Committee recommends education best practices and policies to the Maine EMS Board. Committee meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM.

Emergency Medical Dispatch Committee. The Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Committee advises the Maine EMS Board about EMD issues and recommendations affecting the State’s licensed EMD Centers and Emergency Medical Dispatchers. Meetings are held in March, June, September and November on the third Thursday of the month.

Exam Committee. The Exam Committee provides oversight to the State’s licensing exam process and provides information and recommendations to the Maine EMS Board. Meetings are held in February, June, September and November on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Investigations Committee. The Investigations Committee is the subcommittee of the Maine EMS Board that reviews pending investigations involving EMS providers and provides recommendations on case resolutions to the Maine EMS. Board Meetings are held the first Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September and November at 9:30 a.m. and occasionally following Board of EMS meetings. Meetings are held at the Maine EMS offices, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, Maine.

Quality Assurance & Improvement Committee. The Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I) Committee, through its review of quality markers within the Maine EMS system, guides education initiatives and best practices at the local, regional and State level. Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., at Maine EMS in Augusta.

Trauma Advisory Committee. Since 1992, the Maine EMS (MEMS) Trauma Advisory Committee (TAC) has developed an organized System of trauma care to reduce morbidity and mortality from the most serious injuries and assure equally appropriate care for all other injuries. Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday in the months of January, April, July and October at 12:30 PM at Maine EMS in Augusta.