COT Chair Report
Indiana COT ReportRCOT State Chair: Erik StreibCentral COT Members: 3State COT meetings for 2022: 2State COT Members: 25 – *Membership being updatedADVOCACY:House Enrolled Act 1314/Senate Enrolled Act 247 – Regionalized Trauma system, 911 Interoperability• State Dept of Health, Public Safety Commission, and Statewide 911 Board shall develop and submit recommendations regarding:o Ways that the 911 system can increase interoperability to better facilitate an emergency medical services response for the closest and most appropriate source Current state: 119 public safety answering points using 13 CAD vendors.o The effectiveness of regionalized trauma systems and the impact of regionalized trauma systems on patient care. Report has been drafted by IDoH and reviewed with the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee for submission to the legislature no later than 10/31/22
HB 1077 – Passed: Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana.
ACS COT Trauma Systems Consultation Visit: November 7-10, 2022. • PRQ completed with input from ISTCC, trauma centers and other stakeholders• 2022 Consultation exit interviewo Highlighted history and progress since 2008 consultationo Review of current/existing assetso Review of challenges and vulnerabilities Lack of statutory authority Lack of secure/sustainable funding No trauma system plano 14 priority recommendations – Final report in ~8 weeks• Implementation task force created to draft and review proposed legislation and rules for 2023 legislative session• Anticipate legislation to authorize a Indiana State Trauma Commission and funding to be included in the bill combining Governors Public Health Commission recommendations.
2021 field triage guidelines – yet to be required (at least 7 month rule making process through Homeland Security). Agencies are approved to make transition before passage of a rule.
EDUCATION:ATLS. Courses have resumed, mixture of traditional and hybrid courses, not back to pre-pandemic enrollment/offeringsATOM 1 courseASSET 1 course scheduled for 2023Stop the Bleed – many courses, record-keeping challenges
QUALITY:ACS Verified Trauma Centers• Total: 24o Level 1: 4 (plus 1 provisional pediatric)o Level 2: 5o Level 3: 13 (plus 1 provisional)
Performance Improvement:Indiana TQIP Collaborative: Level 1s and 2s.
Upcoming Events:Advocacy Day at the Statehouse February 14, 2023. All day events, Council Meeting, Dinner @ Skyline Club.