Governor Brown Appoints Ken Miller to Commission on Emergency Medical Services

County of Santa Clara Health System

For Immediate Release

January 7, 2019

Dr. Ken Miller

Governor Brown Appoints Ken Miller to Commission on Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Ken Miller, 64, of San Jose, has been appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Miller has been medical director at the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency since 2016. He was assistant medical director at Orange County Emergency Medical Services Agency from 1999 to 2016 and medical director at Orange County Fire Authority from 1997 to 2016.

“I am honored that Governor Brown asked me to serve on the Commission,” commented Dr. Miller. “I look forward to working on behalf of our community and the State of California in this capacity.”

Dr. Miller is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in pharmacology from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Miller. He can use his experience and expertise to benefit emergency medical services throughout our state,” said René Santiago, Director of the County of Santa Clara Health System. “

The Commission on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the State of California was created in the Health and Welfare Agency in 1981. The Commission advises the EMS Authority on the development of an emergency medical data collection system, the assessment of emergency facilities and services, medical equipment, training personnel, and other components of an emergency medical services system. The Commission also reviews and approves regulations, standards, and guidelines. 

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