The first meeting of the EMS system sustainability task force is Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at TBD. Task force member appointments are listed below. See the meeting documents folder for agendas and other meeting materials. Attendance is virtual-only via Zoom meeting.
On June 1, 2022, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 22-225, the “Ambulance Service Sustainability and State Licensing” bill, into law. The new law creates an EMS System Sustainability Task Force to make statutory, rule and policy recommendations for how to preserve, promote and expand consumer access to emergency medical services in the state, including the development of standards for state licensing of ground ambulances and the preservation of local county authority to contract with and authorize licensed ground ambulances operating in their jurisdictions.
The task force will meet on the third Thursday of every month. The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 18, 2022. Meeting agendas will be posted on this page as the first meeting date approaches.
Task force phases
- Phase 1 - Regulatory structure for ambulance service oversight and a report on the state of emergency medical services in Colorado
- Phase 2- Inequity and disparity in access to EMS in Colorado
- Phase 3 - EMS Workforce recruiting & retention
- Phase 4 - Financial sustainability of the statewide EMS system
- Phase 5 - Long-term sustainability of the statewide EMS system
Requirements and appointing authority are defined in Senate Bill 22-225. The following individuals have been appointed to the task force.
|Senator Rachel Zenzinger||Senator|
|Representative Mark Baisley||Representative|
|Cherilyn Wittler||EMS & Ambulance Service Agency (1 of 4)|
|Gina Carr||EMS & Ambulance Service Agency (1 of 4)|
|Christopher Williams||EMS & Ambulance Service Agency (1 of 4)|
|Scott Van Slyke||EMS & Ambulance Service Agency (1 of 4)|
|Jeremy DeWall||Board Certified EMS Physician|
|James Robinson||EMS Provider|
|Lisa Ward||EMS Provider|
|Annie Dorchak||Community Integrated Health-Care Service Agency|
|Sean Caffrey||Group Representing EMS Providers|
|Tim Dienst||Chair of SEMTAC|
|Pending||Group Representing Fire Chiefs|
|Matthew Sammond||Group Representing Professional Fire Fighters|
|Daniel Barela||Group Representing EMS Educators|
|Brandon Daruna||Group Representing Special Districts|
|Sean Wood||Group Representing County Associations|
|Mike Freeman||Group Representing County Associations|
|Barbara Huber||Group Representing Municipalities|
|Elaine McManis||CDPHE Representative|