Legal And Ethical

Injured Ambulance Passengers Awarded $6.4 Million

After a seven-day trial, the jury returned a $6.4 million verdict to two people being carried from the scene of a crash between an ambulance and a disabled motor vehicle.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Emergency Response: Missouri & Kansas Hospitals Reach a New Agreement

A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

FCC Sets E911 Deadlines

Commercial wireless carriers must meet Enhanced 911 Phase 2 location-accuracy requirements at the public-safety answering point level and comply with annual benchmarks within five years.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

Change in Paramedic Procedure Disputed

An emergency room doctor said a government panel's change in when a life-saving procedure can be used could put patients at risk.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

Paramedic Won't be Disciplined: Controversial Medical Procedure is at Issue

State medical officials won't take disciplinary action against an ambulance paramedic in Colorado accused of misusing a controversial medical procedure. However, the investigation found the paramedic violated licensing guidelines.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

Boat Firm Blames Rescue Squad for Death

The manufacturer of an airboat used in a botched rescue attempt in August 2006 blames the Cornish Rescue Squad for the death of a Vermont woman.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Aid Call Details Still Public: HIPAA Law Doesn't Mean Ambulances Operate in Secret

Fire departments in Wisconsin cannot use the federal HIPAA law as a reason to withhold basic public information about ambulance calls, such as names and addresses of those who required medical help.

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007






 

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