April 26, 2010
Public Safety Committee
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Minna Davidson, Legislative Analyst
Worksession: Expedited Bill 13-10, Emergency Medical Services Transport Fee
Expedited Bill 13-10, Emergency Medical Services Transport Fee - Established,
sponsored by the Council President at the request of the County Executive, was introduced on
March 23, 2010. A public hearing was held on Apri113.
Bill 13-10 would authorize the County to impose and collect a fee to recover costs
generated by providing emergency medical service transports. This bill would also provide for a
schedule of emergency medical services, transport fees, fee waiver criteria, permitted uses of fee
revenues and other procedures to operate the emergency medical services fee program. Bill 13
10 would prohibit a local Fire and Rescue Department from imposing a separate emergency
medical services transport fee. The Executive would be required to issue regulations to
implement the fee; draft regulations are attached on ©9-11.
County Executive's Budget Assumptions for FYll
For FYll, the Executive originally assumed $14.7 million in revenues from an EMS fee
as part of the MCFRS budget. He also assumed expenditures of $1.2 million to implement the
fee. The Executive's proposed implementation costs break out as follows.
• Manager III
Information Technology Specialist II
Training of MCFRS personnel
Third party contractor