The Medical Advisory Board has promulgated thirty-seven (37) protocols and standards of treatment since its inception. The protocols were not designed as "cookbooks" of care, rather they outline options of appropriate methods and types of intervention from which physicians and other providers are to choose. Although primarily geared toward the entry level physician, i.e., the first treating physician, these protocols offer important information for all physicians and health care providers. Upon drafting and review by the Board, each protocol is put in final form. It is then brought to public hearing for full discussion, final revisions, and promulgation.