Trauma designation process

This process should be started six months prior to your next proposed trauma application review date.

Organizational profile

All trauma facilities must submit an updated profile at least once a year. The profile must be  updated before your designation application can be started. If your organization does not have a profile gatekeeper, you must designate one and have them follow the Organizational Profile Account Gatekeeper Instruction document.


Steps to apply for designation

  1. Update the required profile in OATH. See the guidance above.

  2. Find your facility's proposed review date on the trauma designation review schedule.

  3. Submit a trauma designation letter of intent form to request a designation review. EMTS staff will contact the facility to schedule an on-site trauma designation review. Written notice of the review date and review team members will be sent to the facility.

  4. Download and review the appropriate scoring tool and other materials below before applying.

  5. Download the application for the desired trauma designation level below.

  6. Email the completed application to at least four weeks prior to the on-site review date.

After the on-site review, findings will be presented to either the Designation Review Committee for levels III-V or the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council for levels I-II. Each committee meets during the SEMTAC committee meeting day & considers the Scope and Severity Rubric in its designation recommendation. The department then notifies the facility in writing of the designation decision within 30 days of the scheduled committee meeting.