Trauma Systems Staff
EMSC works to ensure that state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children and adolescents; that pediatric services are well integrated into an emergency medical services (EMS) system; and that the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation are provided to children and adolescents.
We work to keep rural volunteer emergency response agencies operational through the provision of continuing education that is mandatory for certified EMS personnel. The MTU is designed to ensure adequately trained and certified volunteer ambulance, EMTs and First Responders in economically challenged service areas are able to provide 911 services.
The Professional Standards and Licensing unit ensures a quality response for medical emergencies throughout Oregon by licensed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, agencies, and ambulances. This unit develops, implements, and enforces standards pertaining to the actions of licensed EMS providers and the operation of agencies and ambulances. Along with Oregon Department of Education and Oregon's educational institutions, this unit uses uniform methods for assessing the knowledge and skills required for competent and standard practice required by licensed EMS providers.
We are responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of the state's trauma system, including establishment of system standards and designation of trauma hospitals to care for injured patients.
The Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems Program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. We ensure that responders are fully trained, emergency medical vehicles are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively.
The Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems Program is part of Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement in the Center for Health Protection.
- Interpret Oregon law and federal guidelines pertaining to EMS service providers, ambulance service agencies, trauma systems and EMS for Children.
- Issue licenses for EMS providers and ambulance service agencies
- Investigate complaints and takes disciplinary action against licensees in violation of rules pertaining to EMS providers and ambulance service agencies
- EMS training, assessment and evaluation of EMS education and training programs
- Provide testimony to the legislature and other organizations as needed
- Emergency health care systems
- EMS mobile training
- Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
- Trauma systems
What We Do
Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 465
Portland, OR 97232
Hours of Operation8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.