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Membership Requirements

Section 1.

RAC membership encompasses a wide range of professionals and citizens concerned about the health and well-being of the community as it relates to trauma, acute care, emergency services and disaster preparedness. Voting membership requires that the member represent a hospital or disaster service, an individual who is involved with trauma, acute care, emergency, or disaster care, an emergency medical service, an educational agency involved in training purposes for trauma, acute care, emergency, or disaster preparedness, or a service which provides care to victims of trauma, emergency, and/or disaster within the county boundaries of TSA N. A voting member or entity must practice and reside within the boundaries of TSA N.

Section 2.    Condition of Membership

A. A member entity must complete an Agency/Individual Participation Form. The representatives listed on this form for official representation of the agency must meet the requirements for representation as outlined in the Official Representation section of the BVRAC SOPs.

B. No person shall be denied membership on the basis of race, sex or religious preference.

C. A member who resigns in good standing may reapply for membership. Resignations must be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee.

D. A member failing to actively participate in BVRAC activities as defined by the bylaws may be removed from the membership by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. A member who does not comply with assigned responsibilities or is charged with an act/or conviction of any felony violation of law may be relieved of duty and membership by simple majority vote of the Executive Committee. Said member may appeal this action for re-instatement in writing to the Executive Committee.

E. Prior to removal from the membership by the Executive Committee, the Executive Director and/or RAC Chair will notify said member that they are not compliant with RAC bylaws and participation requirements. If participation does not increase, a certified letter will be sent to that member organization at the last known mailing address. If the issue continues, the Executive Director and/or RAC Chair will bring said member’s name to the Executive Committee for removal.

Section 3.

Agency representatives will be allowed one vote at the General Assembly meetings. The vote may only be cast by one of the two persons listed on the entity’s Agency/Individual Participation Form, or designee as defined in the voting section of the BVRAC SOPs.

Section 4.    Active Participation in the RAC is defined as the following:

1. EMS Provider Agencies

1. Will hold a valid state license, registration or certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to maintain membership.
2. Will have pre-designated representation at no less than (4) General Assembly Meetings, (4) Pre-Hospital Committee and (4) System QI Committee Meetings annually.
3. Are strongly encouraged to attend all subcommittee meetings.
4. Will submit information into the State Trauma Registry.
5. Will submit required Performance Improvement data upon request.
6. Will participate in one community disaster preparedness drill per year.

2. Hospital Members

1. Will have pre-designated representation at no less than (4) General Assembly Meetings, (4) Hospital Care and Management Committee Meetings and (4) Systems QI Committee Meetings annually.
2. Are strongly encouraged to attend all other subcommittee meetings.
3. Will submit information into the State Trauma Registry.
4. Will Submit Stroke and STEMI performance for review.
5. Will participate in one community disaster preparedness drill per year.
6. In the event of emergency healthcare activations, will participate as required by the Health & Medical Annex of the County Emergency Operations Plans and/or the BVRAC Regional Response Plan.

3. Non-EMS/Hospital Entities

1. Will have pre-designated representation at no less than (4) General Assembly Meetings and (4) Standing Committee Meetings annually.

4.

Each agency will complete an annual Regional Needs Assessment as requested by the Executive Committee.

5.

Membership Dues must be paid in full by each member by the 1st of March of each year. Dues, Fees or other financial incentives do not determine the number of votes awarded to an organization/entity.

Membership Dues

Hospitals: $500.00
9-1-1 EMS Providers (including Air Medical): $250.00
Colleges: $500.00
Other Members (i.e., FROs, Emergency Management, etc.): $50.00
Individuals: $25.00

6.

Exceptions to the above requirements may be considered by the Board on an individual basis. An entity seeking such an exception must submit, in writing, a request for the exception and provide documentation to support the request.