71-8240. Department; statewide duties.

The department shall establish and maintain the following on a statewide basis:

(1) Trauma system objectives and priorities;

(2) Minimum trauma standards for facilities, equipment, and personnel for advanced, basic, comprehensive, and general level trauma centers and specialty level burn or pediatric trauma centers;

(3) Minimum standards for facilities, equipment, and personnel for advanced, intermediate, and general level rehabilitation centers;

(4) Minimum trauma standards for the development of facility patient care protocols;

(5) Trauma care regions as provided for in section 71-8250;

(6) Recommendations for an effective trauma transportation system;

(7) The minimum number of hospitals and health care facilities in the state and within each trauma care region that may provide designated trauma care services based upon approved regional trauma plans;

(8) The minimum number of prehospital or out-of-hospital care providers in the state and within each trauma care region that may provide trauma care services based upon approved regional trauma plans;

(9) A format for submission of the regional trauma plans to the department;

(10) A program for emergency medical services and trauma care research and development;

(11) Review and approve regional trauma plans;

(12) The initial designation of hospitals and health care facilities to provide designated trauma care services in accordance with needs identified in the approved regional trauma plan; and

(13) The trauma implementation plan incorporating the regional trauma plans.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 626, § 40; Laws 2009, LB195, § 101; Laws 2015, LB46, § 9.