Please note that currently ALL Maine EMS board and committee meetings are being held virtually due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The public is invited to participate via computer/tablet or by phone. Visit the Maine EMS homepage and click on the desired meeting on the calendar. The notes will have the information on how to connect to the scheduled meeting. Maine EMS uses the Zoom meeting platform for online meetings. Although not required, users may download the Zoom meeting application for their device by visiting the Zoom Resource page.
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 32 M.R.S.A. § 90-A(3) and 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(E) & (F)
Although in-person meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19, all meetings are normally held at Maine EMS, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, ME 04333. Meetings are typically held in the Champlain conference room. Directions are located here.
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 of each month at 9:30 AM.
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. Please call 207-626-3860 for information about the date and time of the next meeting. The majority of these meetings are held in executive session.
LD2105 Committee: A stakeholder group implemented March 18, 2020 by legislative order LD2105, "An Act To Protect Consumers From Surprise Emergency Bills" (PDF) to review issues related to reimbursement rates for ambulance services. The committee’s purpose is to provide a report and recommendations to the Maine Legislative standing committee on health coverage no later than February 1, 2021 (Sec. 4. 24-A MRSA §4320-C).
EMS Labor Committee: A stakeholder group implemented December 2, 2020 by the Maine EMS Board to review workforce retention, quality and satisfaction in the EMS system workforce across Maine.
Awards Sub-Committee is an ad hoc sub-committee of the Board charged with reviewing the annual Maine EMS award nominees and submissions to make recommendations to the Board. Please call 207-626-3860 for information about the date and time of the next meeting
Rules Sub-Committee is an ad hoc sub-committee of the Board charged with reviewing the Maine EMS Rules and making Rules change recommendations to the Board. Please call 207-626-3860 for information about the date and time of the next meeting.
Medical Direction & Practices Board: The Medical Direction and Practices Board (MDPB) consists of the state EMS medical director, the associate state medical director, six regional medical directors, a pharmacist/toxicologist, a pediatric physician, a Maine licensed ALS provider, a Maine licensed BLS provider and a representative of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP). The MDPB typically meets the 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 AM.
Community Paramedicine Advisory Committee: The Community Paramedicine (CP) Advisory Committee is comprised of 13 stakeholders of the EMS and CP system. Committee meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 AM.
Data Advisory Committee: The Maine EMS Data Committee is an advisory committee of the EMS Board. The committee’s purpose is to provide recommendations about EMS data collection and analysis with respect to meeting national standards and local need. The Data Advisory Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM
Education Advisory Committee: The Education Advisory 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 9:00 AM.
Emergency Medical Dispatch Advisory Committee: The Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Advisory 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 January, April, July, and October on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30 AM.
EMS for Children Advisory Committee: The Maine EMS for Children (EMS-C) Advisory Committee is a federally funded program aimed at improving health outcomes for those 18 years old and younger. By collaborating between pre-hospital EMS providers and hospital providers, the Committee aims to improve education, assessment, treatment and transport of some of our most vulnerable patients. Meetings are held quarterly.
Exam Advisory Committee: The Exam Advisory Committee provides oversight to the State’s licensing exam process and provides information and recommendations to the Maine EMS Board. Meetings are held in on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 AM.
Inter-Facility Transport Advisory Committee: Aimed at improving the transport of patients of all ages during non-911 medical needs. Moving patients to acute care hospitals from smaller critical access facilities, to the "routine" transport of non-emergency patients who need higher levels of care and transport to the emergency movement of patients throughout Maine and beyond. Meetings are held as needed. Please call 207-626-3860 for information about the date and time of the next meeting.
Quality Assurance & Improvement Advisory Committee: The Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I) Advisory 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 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 PM.
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 held on the 4th Tuesday in the months of January, April, July and October at 12:30 PM.