Specialty referral centers within the Maryland EMS System
The EMS Board is the State entity responsible for the evaluation and regulation of all emergency medical services as well as the designation and verification of hospitals to be Perinatal and Neonatal Specialty Referral Centers. Specialty referral centers can receive interfacility transports.
The role of MIEMSS is to, with the approval of the EMS Board, designate and verify hospitals to be specialty referral centers. We verify each hospital’s compliance with the specialty care standards and evaluate their appropriateness and capability to provide specialty care services according to the designation standards by reviewing an application that is submitted to MIEMSS and then conducting an on-site review. MIEMSS will reverify each specialty referral center every 5 years.