Q: Am I required to take trauma patients to a trauma center?
A: Yes, if the patient meets any one of the criteria deliniated in the Major Trauma Protocols.
NYS Bureau of EMS Policy Statement 06-01 Emergency Patient Destinations and Hospital Diversion
NYS DOH Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems - Statewide Basic Life Support Adult and Pediatric Treatment Protocols - Trauma Patient Destination
Q: What should we do when Upstate Emergency Department is on diversion?
A: Upstate does not close to Trauma when the ED is on diversion. You should continue to follow your ALS and BLS protocols and bring trauma patients to the Trauma Center.