REMSCO/REMAC Meetings & Minutes

The Hudson Valley Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) serves as a standing committee of, and under the authority of, the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Council in accordance with Article 30 of the NY State Public Health Law. The REMAC is responsible for developing policies, procedures, and triage, treatment, and transport protocols which are consistent with the standards of the NY State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) and which address specific local conditions. The REMAC also approves physicians to provide on line medical control, coordinates the development of the regional medical control system, and participates in quality improvement activities addressing system-wide concerns. The REMAC has formulated the Regional Medical Control Plan in order to ensure the continuity of high quality pre-hospital emergency medical care throughout the Hudson Valley Region and has established credentialing and continuing medical education policies and procedures for all advanced life support providers and medical control physicians. The Regional EMS Council appoints a Medical Director who is responsible for the overall coordination and operation of the REMAC. In addition to the Medical Director, the REMAC is comprised of appointed Physician Emergency Department Director delegates from each of the Medical Control Hospitals in the Region. The REMAC nominates, on an annual basis, to the Regional EMS Council, for the Council’s consideration and approval, a physician to serve as REMAC Chairperson.

2019 Meetings

Meeting Date Video Minutes
REMAC 28 January – 0930 Watch Read
REMAC 4 March – 0930 Watch Read
REMAC 3 June – 0930 Watch Read
REMAC 9 September – 0930 Watch Read
REMAC 4 November – 0930 Watch Read
REMSCO 13 March – 1900 Watch Read
REMSCO 15 May – 1900 Watch Read
REMSCO 14 August – 1900 Watch Read
REMSCO 2 October – 1900 Watch Read
REMSCO 20 November – 1900 Watch Read

REMAC Physicians

Representative Affiliation Representative Affiliation
Dr. Mark Papish HVREMSCO Dr. Jeffrey Rabrich Nyack Hospital
Dr. Pamela Murphy HVREMAC Chair Dr. Vohra Orange Regional Medical Center
Dr.  Faizan Arshad Chair – Evaluation Subcommittee  Dr. Andrew Butterfass  Putnam Hospital Center
Chair – Helicopter Subcommittee  Dr. R. VanRoekens  St. Anthony Community Hospital
Dr. Craig VanRoekens Bon Secours  Dr. Mark Papish  MidHudson Regional Hospital
Dr. Carlos Holden Catskill Regional Medical Center  Dr. Shah  St. Lukes – Newburgh
Dr. Dennis Mao Good Samaritan Hospital Dr. Gene Chin  Sharon Hospital
Dr. Chung Hudson Valley Hospital Center  Dr. Eric Larsen  Westchester REMAC Liaison
Dr. Madore Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley  Westchester Medical Center
Dr. A. Wilson Northern Dutchess Hospital  Dr. Faizan Arshad  Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Regional Council

Office Name e-Mail
President Richard Parrish Richard.Parrish@hahv.org
Vice President David Grass dgrass@mobilelife.com
Treasurer Denise Montana dmontana5@hotmail.com
Secretary Nick Trio nrt1@optonline.net
Medical Director Dr. M. Papish
REMAC Chair Dr. Pamela Murphy pam.redsnapper@gmail.com
State EMS Council Representative David Violante dviolante@afd.org
Public Education and Information Committee Chair Desiree Leone leoned@co.rockland.ny.us
Training Committee Chair David Violante dviolante@afd.org
Legislative & By-Laws Committee Chair Albee Bockman aebockman@mobilemedic-ems.com
Transportation Committee Chair Glenn Albin
Policies & Procedures Committee Chair