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The Tidewater EMS Council has been re-designated by the Virginia Board of Health as a regional EMS council.  The designation is valid for three years, the  maximum designation period available, effective July 1, 2013.
 
In a letter to board president Stewart W. Martin, MD notifying the council of the re-designation, Health Commissioner Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP said "I commend your commitment to establishing your agency as a Regional EMS Council, and your commitment to providing excellent service to the EMS agencies and organizations in your designated service area."
 
The regional EMS designation process must occur every three years. The process involves a lengthy application and a site review by an experienced team selected by Virginia Office of EMS. The council must demonstrate effective services and a structure which enhances regional participation by all members of the EMS system.
 
Following designation, EMS councils enter into annual contracts with the Commonwealth of Virginia for planning and implementation of an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system. Deliverables include a stable regional infrastructure, regional medical direction, performance improvement programs, strategic EMS planning, a CISM program, coordination of state EMS testing, grant reviews, mass casualty and surge planning, trauma planning, stroke planning, and promotion of continuing education programs.
 
The service area of the Tidewater EMS Council includes ten cities and counties in Southern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. They include the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, Northampton and Southampton and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.
 
For more information about the Tidewater EMS Council and its programs, click the "About Tidewater EMS" link on the left menu of the council's website www.tidewaterems.org.
 
 

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