Legal And Ethical

Ohio County EMS Chief Accused of Scamming Residents

Set to be arraigned today on fourth- and fifth-degree felony theft charges, Ryan D. Pracht, 31, of 114 Westchester Drive, is also accused of using his position as president of Washington County EMS to illegally collect money, according to investigators.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Cameras Standard on Kentucky Ambulances

Chalk said the camera can also help settle disputes, of which about 10 per year occur. Those can include billing disputes or complaints about medics.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

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Cleveland EMS Begins Refusing Minor Calls

For folks who used EMS as a taxi to get to hospitals for minor ailments, the ride is over. Bill Sheil has the story.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cleveland EMS Rejects Minor Calls to Save Money

At 7 a.m. today, Cleveland Emergency Medical Services will no longer serve as a hospital taxi for problems such as toothaches, boils and similar illnesses.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

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Officials Push National Influenza Vaccination Week

While U.S. cases have plummeted from a peak in October, one state Alabama is experiencing widespread infections and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's still more flu going around now than is usual for early January, all of it the new strain.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Fired DC Medic in Rosenbaum Case Ordered Back to Work

But the fire department still wasted critical months "before proposing to remove Walker," Pryor wrote.

Posted Friday, January 8, 2010

Last Word

Boston EMT negotiates health perks for providers; Florida campaign cuts nonemergent calls in half; St. Louis ED nurse helps outfit ambulances with new EKGs; and New South Wales paramedics replace fentanyl with unknown substance.

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Attorney Has Questions Following Fatal Ambulance Wreck

A final report involving a fatal ambulance crash in October is raising serious new questions about the driver of the emergency vehicle.

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FDNY EMT in Woman's Death Asked Dispatcher to Hide Name

After verifying the shop's address, the dispatcher seemed to recognize Jackson's voice and said, "Ohhhh, Melisa," according to the source. "Don't put my name in it!" Jackson shot back.

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009


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