Calaveras County EMS Oversight Committee
The Calaveras County Emergency Medical Services Oversight Committee (EMSOC) was established by the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors pursuant to applicable California law. The Committee’s function is to ensure that the interests of the county, its political subdivisons, and citizens are considered, related to the planning and provision of emergency medical services within the county.
The Calaveras EMSOC's specific responsibilities are:
- The function of the EMSOC is to continually monitor the performance of the Emergency Medical Services system to assure the citizens of Calaveras County have the best possible prehospital patient care.
- Review the performance of contractors and provide direction to the Local EMS Agency on measures to be taken in assuring compliance with contracts.
- Recommend the approval or modification of existing agreements and contracts with ambulance providers and ALS first responders.
- Direct Local EMS Agency staff to collect data on the performance of the system and review the data as needed.
- Monitor the call volume, population and demographics of EMS zones for potential changes in the configuration of such zones at the end of contract periods.
- Review and monitor the performance of the Local EMS Agency.
- Review and advise the Board of Supervisors and the Local EMS Agency on the development of appropriate sections of the RFP and bid analysis, as requested by the Local EMS Agency, for reward of contract(s) for Exclusive Operating Area(s).
- Review and recommend approval of any revisions to the Local EMS Agency’s Transportation Plan for Calaveras County.
- Review and recommend approval of all new applications for ALS first responder services within the county.
- Review and recommend approval of all county-specific EMS policies developed by the Local EMS Agency.
- Review EMS system effectiveness, and act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the Local EMS Agency on EMS-related issues affecting the county.
The EMSOC serves in an advisory capacity to the Mountain –Valley EMS Agency and the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on EMS issues.
Members on the committee are appointed by the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to serve for a three-year term. Membership categories are as follows:
- One public representative from each supervisorial district
- Sheriff’s Department
- Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital Administration
- City of Angels
- County Administrative Office
- Public Health Department
- Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services
The Calaveras EMSOC typically meets on the third Thursday of the first month of each quarter. Meetings typically begin at 1800. Meetings may be rescheduled if scheduling conflicts occur.