165. Emergency Medical Services

165.993 Emergency Health Information Exchange Mobile Internet “Push” Strategy


The Colorado Medical Society supports a “proof-of-concept project” demonstrating that clinical data can be securely and effectively “pushed” from existing PHR/EMR* secure servers based on a digital “trigger” signal transmitted on behalf of distressed patients from a location-aware device to nearby receiving facilities via existing secure and robust technology directly from distressed patients to the nearest appropriate emergency departments or other appropriate receiving facilities.
(RES-1, AM 2009; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)


165.994 Registry of Physician Volunteers


(Motion of the Board, September 2001; Sunset, BOD-1, AM 2014)


165.995 Access to Emergency Services


The Colorado Medical Society adopts the American Medical Association’s “Prudent Layperson” definition of an emergency as follows: health care services that are provided in a hospital emergency facility after the sudden onset of a medical condition that manifests itself by symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected by a prudent layperson, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, to result in:

  1. Placing the patient’s health in serious jeopardy;
  2. Serious impairment to bodily functions; or
  3. Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.

(RES-69, AM 1996; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)


165.996 Statewide Trauma System Development and Refinement


The Colorado Medical Society supports, via physician, an integrated statewide trauma system that is fair and effective and is consistent with recognized national standards.
(RES-39, AM 1993; Revised, BOD-1, AM 2014)


165.997 Continued Funding for Emergency Medical Services in Colorado


(RES-10, AM 1991; Sunset, BOD-1, AM 2014)


165.998 Pre-Hospital Triage Decisions


The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) believes that strict adherence to medical protocols should govern pre-hospital triage decisions, not economic circumstances of patients. Furthermore, the CMS believes that emergency medical technicians and paramedics should not make pre-hospital triage decisions based upon a patient’s insurance status.
(Motion of the Board, December 1986; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)


165.999 Availability of Emergency Transportation at High School Sports Events


(Motion of the Board, January 1983; Sunset, BOD-1, AM 2014)