Chapter 11. Emergency And Critical Care Services For Children of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2.5. >> Chapter 11.
(a) The State Department of Health Services shall
contract with an organization with expertise in program evaluation,
pediatric emergency medical services, and critical care, for the
purposes specified in subdivision (b).
(b) The contractor, in consultation with a professional pediatric
association, a professional emergency physicians association, a
professional emergency medical services medical directors
association, the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and the State
Department of Health Services, shall perform a study that will
identify the outcome criteria which can be used to evaluate pediatric
critical care systems. This study shall include, but not be limited
to, all of the following:
(1) Development of criteria to identify how changes in pediatric
critical care systems affect the treatment of critically ill and
(2) Development of criteria to compare the systems in place in
various areas of the state.
(3) Determination of whether the necessary data is currently
(4) Estimate of the cost to providers, such as emergency medical
service agencies and hospitals, of collecting this data.
(5) Recommendations concerning the most reliable and
cost-effective monitoring plan for use by agencies and facilities at
the state, regional, and local levels.
The contractor shall submit the results of the study to
the Legislature and the Governor not later than January 1, 1991.