Committees and Advisory Groups

The Emergency Medical Services division of the Health Care Agency is responsible for Emergency Medical System management including direction, coordination, and evaluation of Emergency Medical Services for the County of Orange. Responsibilities include the implementation of Federal, State, and County mandates.

EMS provides oversight to all providers of emergency medical services, including fire departments, medical transportation providers, base hospitals, emergency departments, trauma centers, and to the emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs within the county.

To accomplish these functions, committees and advisory professional groups were established to provide a forum:

Emergency Medical Services Committee

Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC)
    Acts as an advisory committee to the County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) on all matters relating to emergency medical care within the County.
Facilities Advisory Subcommittee (FAC)
    Advises the EMCC and OCEMS on policies and procedures relating to planning, categorization, monitoring, and evaluation of Orange County emergency receiving centers and specialty care centers.
County Paramedic Advisory Subcommittee (CPAC)
    Serves as a multidisciplinary forum for communication of systemwide Prehospital issues, to advise EMCC on policies and procedures relating to system operational issues, and to advise the OCEMS on medical control issues.
Transportation Advisory Subcommittee (TAC)
    Advises and endorses efforts to implement a quality transportation system in the Prehospital care area for the citizens of Orange County.
Education & Training Advisory Subcommittee (ETS)
    Advises and endorses efforts to implement quality educational programs for Prehospital care personnel.

Orange County Professional Advisory Groups

    Ambulance Association of Orange County
    American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter
    California Highway Patrol
    Emergency Nurses’ Association
    Healthcare Association of Southern California
    League of California Cities
    Orange County Fire Chiefs’ Association
    Orange County Law Enforcement Association
    Orange County Medical Association
    Orange County Senior Citizen’s Council
    Society of Orange County Emergency Physicians

Orange County Technical Advisory Groups

    Base Hospital Physician Directors
    CA Paramedic Institute (CPI) Paramedic Training Advisory Group
    Disaster Advisory Group
    Drug and Equipment Advisory Group
    Emergency Department Supervisors
    Fire Chiefs’ EMS Committee
    Base Hospital Coordinators
    Quality Assurance Board
    Saddleback College Paramedic Training Advisory Group

Regional Emergency Advisory Committees (REAC)

    AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center
    Huntington Beach Medical Center
    Hoag Hospital
    Mission Hospital & Regional Medical Center
    St. Jude Medical Center
    UCI Medical Center
    Western Medical Center – Santa Ana

Regional Trauma Operations Committee (RTOC)

    Mission Hospital & Regional Medical Center
    UCI Medical Center
    Western Medical Center – Santa Ana