The Legislature finds and declares that:
(1) Trauma is a severe health problem in the State of Nebraska and a major cause of death and long-term disability;
(2) Trauma care is very limited in many parts of Nebraska, particularly in rural areas where there is a growing danger that some communities may be left without adequate emergency medical care;
(3) It is in the best interests of the citizens of Nebraska to establish an efficient and well-coordinated statewide trauma system to reduce costs and incidence of inappropriate and inadequate trauma care and emergency medical service; and
(4) The goals and objectives of a statewide trauma system are to: (a) Pursue trauma prevention activities to decrease the incidence of trauma; (b) provide optimal care for trauma victims; (c) prevent unnecessary death and disability from trauma and emergency illness without regard to insurance or ability to pay and utilize the protocols established in the rules and regulations adopted under the Statewide Trauma System Act; and (d) contain costs of trauma care and trauma system implementation.