Idaho TSE Council

The purpose of the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) Council is to develop, implement, and monitor a statewide system that includes trauma, stroke, and heart attack facilities.

The 17-member Idaho TSE Council meets once a month to govern the statewide system. The council has 11 governor-appointed members representing Idaho's hospitals and EMS agencies and provides equitable geographic and rural representation and six TSE regional chairs. The TSE Program staff from the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare oversees the day-to-day operation of the Idaho TSE System.

Read Idaho Statute 56-1027 Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System Council - Creation - Composition, for further information on the Idaho TSE Council's appointments and terms.

Member Name Position
Dershi Bussey Trauma Center
Dr. Ondrej Choutka Stroke Center
Dr. Joseph Walsh Heart Attack Center
Jeremy Schabot Urban EMS
Bill Spencer Rural EMS
Mike Weimer Air Medical EMS
Dennis Mesaros Facility Administrator
Brad Huerta Critical Access Hospital Administrator
Greg Vickers, Vice-chair Urban Emergency Department
Dr. Kelly McGrath Rural Emergency Department
Drew Forney Citizen
Chris Way, Chairman Region 1 North Chair
Nicole Wheaton Region 2 North-Central Chair
Dr. Parker Fillmore Region 3 Southwest Chair
Stephanie Shawver Region 4 South-Central Chair
Dr. Curtis Sandy Region 5 Southeast Chair
Eric Day Region 6 East Chair


Idaho TSE Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 9th
9am - 11am MST

TSE system statutes

TSE System related Idaho Statutes, Title 56, Chapter 10: 

56-1024 Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System of Care - Statement of Intent.

56-1025 Definitions.

56-1026 Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System Creation.

56-1027 Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System Council - Creation - Composition.

56-1028 Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System Council - Duties - Rulemaking.

56-1029 Idaho Trauma, Stroke, Heart Attack Centers - Designation.

56-1030 Regional Time Sensitive Emergency Committees - Membership - Duties.

Idaho TSE Registry Idaho Statute, Title 57, Chapter 20:
57-2001 - 57-2007 Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) Registry

Idaho Administrative Procedures Act - Rules Governing TSE:
2019 IDAPA 16, Title 02, Chapter 01 - 16.02.01

Idaho TSE Council and TSE Regional Committees subject to the Idaho Open Meeting Law:
2017 Idaho Open Meeting Law

Bylaws of the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System of Care:
2021 Idaho TSE Council Bylaws