Public Notices

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Section 101. Medical Director. The Medical Director shall be appointed by the Medical Control Board as provided for in the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement; and shall recommend a System Standard of Care designed to achieve a state-of-the-art quality of emergency medical care within the Regulated Service Area; and shall have those powers and duties granted and ascribed to him in the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement, plus such additional powers and duties as are granted and ascribed to him herein.

Section 102. Medical Control Board. The Medical Control Board is hereby designated as the elected representatives constituting the Board of Directors of the EPF. Its members shall be appointed by the Emergency Physicians Foundation as provided for in the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement. The Medical Control Board shall be the policy-making, rule-making, and fact-finding body of the EPF, and shall review and establish all aspects of the System Standard of Care; and shall have those powers and duties granted and ascribed to it in the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement.

Section 103. Emergency Physicians Foundation (EPF). The Emergency Physicians Foundation, acting through its appointed Medical Control Board, is established, concurrently herewith, by adoption of the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement as the administrative agency to oversee clinical aspects of the care rendered by the Regional EMS System to the citizens of the Regulated Service Area. The EPF shall have the powers and duties granted and ascribed to it in the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement.

Section 104. Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). Because experience has shown that regulation alone does not guarantee the reliable availability of quality ambulance services, EMSA is hereby authorized and directed to take such steps as are necessary to ensure the availability of both emergency and routine ambulance services within the Regulated Service Area beginning upon the effective date of this Code, subject to the following requirements:

A. EMSA shall at all times comply with the terms of: the EMS Interlocal Cooperation Agreement, the Amended and Restated Trust Indenture, this Code, and all other applicable laws, rules, and regulations;

B. Except during emergencies as provided by law, EMSA shall at all times employ a competitively-selected Operations Contractor who shall operate the EMS Control Centers (Eastern and Western Divisions) and directly provide all ambulance services rendered under EMSA's trade name;

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