April 12th - The TSE Council approved and designated Saint Alphonsus - Boise, as a Level I STEMI center.
March 8th - The TSE Council approved and designated two level II trauma centers, Eastern Regional Idaho Medical Center- Idaho Falls, and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center- Boise.
February 9th - The TSE Staff would like to congratulate Saint Alphonsus - Boise in becoming the first Idaho TSE designated center. Saint Alphonsus Boise has been designated by the TSE Council as an Idaho TSE Level II (Primary) Stroke Center. The TSE Council approved their new logo.
January 28 - Idaho Legislature approved the final rules for Time Sensitive Emergency System.
The Idaho TSE system is modeled on evidence-based care, that addresses public education and prevention, 911 access, response coordination, pre-hospital response, transport, hospital emergency/acute care, rehabilitation and quality improvement. The TSE program creates a seamless transition between each level of care and integrates existing community resources to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. It will get the patient to the right place in the right time to the right care.
Bureau Staff Member
The Idaho Legislature passed HCR 10 in 2013 to form a workgroup to define the elements of a TSE program, including funding mechanisms and an implementation plan. The workgroup was responsible for drafting legislation for consideration by the 2014 Legislature to form an Idaho TSE program.
The 45-member workgroup, comprised of a variety of stakeholders, including emergency medical service providers, hospitals, healthcare providers, public health, health insurers, rehabilitation providers, legislators and community members, met from May through December creating the system and the legislation to present to the 2014 Legislature. On March 19, 2014, Governor Otter signed Senate Bill 1329aa into law.
Idaho Statute Title 56 Chapter 10 Subsection 24-30 gives the TSE Council authority to write rules governing the statewide TSE system. The Council has begun meeting and hopes to have rules ready for the 2015 legislative session.
*Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month.
Thursday, May 12
Eastern Idaho Publich Health District
1250 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month