October 2015

Board of Directors Minutes

Ryan’s Restaurant

Lebanon, TN

October 1, 2015


President Reed called the meeting to order at 10:05 am

Board Members present: Andrew Reed, Keith Douglas, Rick Valentine, Stan Clark, Joyce Noles, Ricky Slack, Wallace Elliott, Lynn Thompson, Lis Henley, Doug McQuary, Tommy Crowder, Brad Phillips 

Board Members absent: Shannon Seaton, Andrew Hart 

Others Present: Tina Dixon and Michael Carlton (St. Thomas EMS) 

  • Motion by Brad Phillips – 2nd by Ricky Slack to accept the September and August TASA Board Minutes as written, motion Passed. 

Presentations and Monthly Reports:

Financial Report: Rick Valentine – financial report showing current balance of $120,124.62

  • Motion made by Stan Clark – 2nd by Tommy Crowder to accept the financial report, motion Passed.

NAEMT – no report 

Committee Reports:

Reimbursement: Ricky Slack expressed his appreciation to everyone for their help at the recent Reimbursement conference.

 Mid-Winter: Agenda to be sent out by the end of the month

 Legislative: Keith Douglas discussed the federal bill that would enable early retirement for EMS professionals. Keith, Andrew Reed, Ricky Slack and Stan Clark will be in D.C. at the end of the month to meet with congress to discuss H.R. 1440

Replica Compact: Motion by Stan Clark – 2nd by Lis Henley to pursue this legislation on behalf of the State EMS office with the State EMS office providing talking points.

Discussion of KKK Spec’s: The Board was update on the State EMS office’s intent to request an emergency rule making hearing.

 Reimbursement Conf. Discussion: Seems only issue was vendor booth space. President Reed to select new conference chairman.

Tommy Crowder raised questions about community paramedic curriculum. Question – What’s the status of MIH Survey? Group discussion about test survey that was sent out but there was confusing information in the survey and it was thought that another survey was to be sent out.

Adjourned at 11:38 am