RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLE TRANSPORT SERVICES

 

WHEREAS, on September 9, 2009, the Board enacted Chapter 6, Article V of the Albemarle County Code,  which authorizes the Albemarle County Department of Fire and Rescue and any volunteer rescue squad that obtains a permit from the County to charge fees for emergency medical services (EMS) vehicle transports; and

 

WHEREAS, County Code §6-503 provides that the Board shall establish a schedule of fees for EMS vehicle transport services; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board has determined that the following proposed fees are reasonable and has charged the County Executive to develop policies and procedures to implement the County’s EMS revenue recovery program, including payment standards for persons demonstrating economic hardship.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following EMS vehicle transport service fees are hereby established for all EMS vehicle transport services provided in accordance with Chapter 6, Article V of the County Code:

 

1.      For Basic Life Support (BLS) transport services: $350.  BLS is defined as the emergency response and transport of a patient that requires assessment and treatment by a BLS Technician and no Advanced Life Support procedures.

 

2.      For Advanced Life Support Level 1 (ALS1): $450.  ALS1 is defined as the emergency response and transport of a patient that requires assessment and treatment by an ALS Technician and one or more Advanced Life Support procedures.

 

3.      For Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS2): $550.  ALS2 is defined as the transport of a patient that requires defibrillation, pacing, intubation, or the administration of 3 or more Schedule IV medications.

 

4.      For Ground Transport Miles (GTM): $8.50/mile.  GTM is defined as the charge per patient transport mile.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT no person shall be denied transport services due to his or her inability to pay.

 

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