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      RS 40:1075.4     


§1075.4. Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; establishment; administration; functions

            A. There is established within the Louisiana Department of Health, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program.

            B. The secretary shall hire a full-time coordinator for the EMSC program who:

            (1) Shall implement the EMSC program.

            (2) May employ professional, technical, research, and clerical staff as necessary within the limits of available appropriations.

            (3) May solicit and accept grants of funds from the federal government and from other public and private sources.

            C. The EMSC program shall include, but not be limited to, the establishment of the following:

            (1) Initial and continuing education programs for emergency medical services personnel that include training in the emergency care of infants and children.

            (2) Guidelines for referring children to the appropriate emergency treatment facility.

            (3) Pediatric equipment guidelines for pre-hospital care.

            (4) Guidelines for hospital-based emergency departments appropriate for pediatric care to assess, stabilize, and treat critically ill infants and children, either to resolve the problem or to prepare the child for transfer to a pediatric intensive care unit or a pediatric trauma center.

            (5) Guidelines for pediatric intensive care units, pediatric trauma centers, and intermediate care units fully equipped and staffed by appropriately trained critical care pediatric physicians, surgeons, nurses, and therapists.

            (6) An inter-hospital transfer system for critically ill or injured children.

            (7) Pediatric rehabilitation units staffed by rehabilitation specialists and capable of providing any service required to assure maximum recovery from the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of critical illness and severe trauma.

            Acts 1995, No. 1306, §1; Acts 2013, No. 184, §4(A); Redesignated from R.S. 40:1300.104 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.

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