Legal And Ethical

Massachusetts Paramedics Cited in Fatal Call

Three Acushnet paramedics were penalized this month by the state Department of Public Health for mistakes made during a July emergency call, including the incorrect administration of a drug, according to a state report.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Virginia Beach Paramedic Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Minor

A paid paramedic with the City of Virginia Beach has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Car Hits Tennessee Ambulance, Patient Dies

The ambulance driver was thrown out when the vehicle ran into a ditch and overturned after being struck in the front by a sedan.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pennsylvania Department Cuts Paramedic Coverage

When asked what was going on, EMS of NEPA Executive Vice President John Campos, said, "It sounds like a simple question, but it's not a simple answer. It's getting complicated."

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Former Ambulance Company Faces EEOC Discrimination Suit

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a former private ambulance company alleging religious discrimination.

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hospital, Singer Push for Mobile Pediatric ICU

Singer-songwriter Edwin McCain is workign to get a mobile pediatric intensive care unit for New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Priority One Owners Convicted of Fraud

Owners of a Texas private ambulance company falsely represented details about the patients they transported to Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fireworks, Tension Over Kansas City MAST Merger

Gonzalez said firefighters at Station No. 42 on Red Bridge Road tried to intimidate her earlier this week with a firework.

Posted Monday, September 14, 2009

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Street Calls took a look at 25 people it's worked with so far. Simple things like getting their medicine refilled, or finding them a place to live, have helped reduce their calls to 911 by 60 percent.

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2009


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