71-8235. Trauma system, defined.

Trauma system means an organized approach to providing care to trauma patients that provides personnel, facilities, and equipment for effective and coordinated trauma care. The trauma system shall identify facilities with specific capabilities to provide care and provide that trauma patients be treated at a designated trauma center appropriate to the patient's level of injury. Trauma system includes prevention, prehospital or out-of-hospital care, hospital care, and rehabilitative services regardless of insurance carrier or ability to pay.

Source:Laws 1997, LB 626, § 35; Laws 2009, LB195, § 98.