Medical Direction Board and Advisory Committee
The LCMS Medical Direction Board was formed in 1981 as a result of recommendations made by a special city task force charged with studying the Lincoln emergency medical services (EMS) system. Today, the Medical Direction Board acts as a resource to the EMS Medical Director and EMS, Inc., providing medical direction and establishing standards and protocols for the pre-hospital emergency medical care system in Lincoln and Lancaster County. The Board is comprised of physicians, appointed by LCMS, who specialize in the practice of cardiology, emergency medicine, surgery, neonatology and anesthesiology.
The Medical Direction Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Medical Direction Board. The committee is comprised of LCMS member physicians representing eleven different specialty areas and the emergency departments at each of the Lincoln hospitals.
Grievance Review Committee
The Grievance Review Committee is comprised of physicians and one community representative appointed by the LCMS Board of Directors. A review may be requested by a physician or patient. The committee acts as an intermediary between the involved parties in an attempt to resolve grievances. Findings and recommendations of the review committee are reported to the LCMS Board of Directors.
The Nominating Committee is comprised of LCMS physician members appointed by the President of the Board of Directors. The committee prepares the slate of candidates for medical society offices, which is presented at the annual meeting for a vote of the membership.
The Lancaster County Medical Society works with legislators and government agencies in the development of health care legislation. The physician members of the LCMS Legislative Committee monitor and report on legislation under consideration, testify at legislative hearings and consult with legislators to ensure that health care policy is in the best interest of physicians and patients.