Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Council
The Monroe-Livingston Region is one of the 18 regions in New York State that was created to oversee EMS for the NYS Department of Health. Each region consists of a Council that is responsible to report to the NYS Department of Health Bureau of EMS, coordinate EMS programs within its region, and make determinations of public need for additional EMS services in the region.
The Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Council (MLREMS) also utilizes a Program Agency that is responsible for the following:
- Facilitating quality improvement of EMS care within the region
- Staffing the Regional Emergency Medicine Advisory Committee (REMAC)
- Providing prehospital education programs & other activities to support and facilitate regional EMS systems
In this region, the Program Agency is housed within the Division of Prehospital Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
The Council is supported by the REMAC. The REMAC is responsible for developing the following:
- Policies, procedures, treatment, & transportation protocols to reflect the needs of the region
- All policies, procedures, & protocols are consistent with the standards of the SEMAC (State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee)
- The REMAC also approves physicians to provide On-line Medical Control, coordinate the regional medical control systems, and participate in quality improvement activities