4765-4-02 Purpose.

(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish comprehensive reporting standards for data systems by the board. These procedures are adopted to ensure the confidentiality of information as provided in section 4765.06 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall use the EMS incident reporting system to collect and analyze data that is necessary to evaluate the delivery of emergency medical services within Ohio. The data collected by the EMS incident reporting system shall be of such a nature as to allow the board to identify and evaluate the following:

(1) Frequency, nature, and duration of responses;

(2) Geographic patterns of responses, including but not limited to areas or regions of the state where improvements are needed in the delivery of emergency medical service;

(3) Needs assessment for the equitable disbursement of funds provided by the EMS grant program established under section 4765.07 of the Revised Code;

(4) Methods by which the delivery of emergency medical services can be maintained and improved, including but not limited to public education on illness and injury prevention, and access to emergency medical services;

(5) Methods by which EMS casualties can be reduced or prevented.

(C) The board shall use the state trauma registry to collect and analyze data that is necessary to evaluate the delivery of trauma care within the state. The data collected by the trauma registry shall be of such a nature as to allow the board to identify and evaluate the following:

(1) Frequency, type, severity, and outcome of trauma injuries;

(2) Criteria used to establish triage protocols;

(3) Geographic patterns of injury, including but not limited to areas or regions of the state where improvements are needed in the delivery of trauma care;

(4) Other factors to consider in recommending, designing, or implementing integrated statewide trauma care delivery system, including but not limited to public education on trauma and injury prevention, access to trauma care, prehospital availability, and cost of trauma care.

Replaces: Part of former 4765-4-01, 4765-13-02

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/20/2013 and 12/26/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.06 , 4765.11
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.06
Prior Effective Dates: 5/19/97, 6/29/01, 4/28/02, 5/29/03, 12/27/07