Board of Directors Minutes
DoubleTree (Reimbursement Conference)
September 3, 2015
President Reed called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.
Board Members present: Andrew Reed, Rick Valentine, Keith Douglas, Joyce Noles, Wallace Elliott, Tommy Crowder, Doug McQuary, Andrew Hart, Shannon Seaton, Lis Henley, Stan Clark, Brad Phillips, Lynn Thompson
Board Members absent: Ricky Slack (attending to conference details)
Others Present: none
Minutes – the minutes of the August board meeting were not yet complete. Deferred to next meeting
Rick Valentine emailed financial report showing current balance of $116,156.42. This does not reflect costs for the Reimbursement and Medical Director’s Conference.
Motion made by Stan Clark – 2nd by Andrew Hart to accept the financial report, motion Passed.
State EMS: Next EMS Board meeting is Sept. 23 -24, 2015. The biggest issues that are expected to be discussed are: KKK specifications and AEMT requirements for services.
NAEMT – Keith Douglas discussed the current status of the EMS Field Bill. EMS World Expo is September 15 – 19, 2015. President Reed will be attending to represent TASA and promote the Expo coming to Nashville in 2018.
Attendance is up for both this conference and the Medical Director’s Conference.
Keith Douglas discussed the current status of the early retirement issue and H.R. 1440 (EMS providers being exempt from the age discrimination laws). NAEMT has officially endorsed the bill. Discussion with IAFC indicates that they will support the bill. IAFF stated they would likely not support this bill because they feel more research needs to be done to verify that EMS providers are experiencing the same physical/mental stress as police and fire and the wording includes language from the NAEMT Field Bill which they are opposed to.
Audit/Budget: No report.
Bylaws: No report.
Old Business :
Meeting adjourned at 12:45