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§ 1-2530.2. Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Public Health Code
Article 25-a. Trauma Systems Improvement and Development Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-2530.2
§ 1-2530.2. Definitions
As used in the Oklahoma Trauma Systems Improvement and Development Act:
1. “Ambulance” means any ground, air or water vehicle operated by an ambulance service licensed pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-2513 of this title;
2. “Ambulance service” means any private firm or governmental agency which is licensed by the State Department of Health to provide levels of medical care based on certification standards promulgated by the State Board of Health;
3. “Board” means the State Board of Health;
4. “Classification” means an inclusive standardized identification of stabilizing and definitive emergency services provided by each hospital that treats emergency patients;
5. “Commissioner” means the State Commissioner of Health;
6. “Council” means the Trauma and Emergency Response Advisory Council created in Section 44 of this act;
7. “Department” means the State Department of Health;
8. “Emergency medical care” means bona fide emergency services provided after the sudden onset of a medical or traumatic condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in:
a. a patient's health being placed in serious jeopardy,
b. serious impairment to bodily functions, or
c. serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part;
9. “Hospital” means a hospital licensed pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-704 of this title;
10. “Regional trauma care system” means an arrangement of available resources that are coordinated for the effective delivery of emergency trauma services within a geographic region consistent with an established plan;
11. “Trauma and emergency operative services facility” means a hospital that is classified and recognized by the Department as providing emergency trauma and operative surgical services on a twenty-four-hour basis;
12. “Trauma patient” means a severely or seriously injured person who has been:
a. evaluated by a physician, a registered nurse, or emergency medical services personnel, and
b. found to require medical care in a hospital classified as a trauma and emergency operative services facility; and
13. “Trauma services” includes services provided to a severely or seriously injured patient.


Laws 2004, c. 459, § 3, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004; Laws 2013, c. 229, § 69, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 1-2530.2, OK ST T. 63 § 1-2530.2
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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