Expedited-Bill No.
..!..17,--...:.;12~
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Concerning: J£Fire and Rescue Service]]
- Emergency Medical [[Services]]
Transportation
lnsurauc;e
Reimbursement
Revised: 5/15/12
Draft No. 4
Introduced:
April 24, 2012
Enacted:
May 15, 2012
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: -:..:N:::::.o:.:;ne"---_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: COlUlcil President at the request ofthe County Executive
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
[[(1) authorize the County to impose and collect a reimbursement to recover costs
generated by providing emergency medical services transports;
(2)
provide for a schedule of emergency medical services transport reimbursement
charges, waiver criteria, permitted uses of reimbursement revenues, and other
procedures to operate the emergency medical services reimbursement program;
(3)
prohibit a Local Fire and Rescue Department from imposing a separate emergency
medical services transport reimbursement;
(4)
require the Executive to issue certain regulations to implement an emergency
medical services transport reimbursement program;
(5)
require a certain annual transfer be made as payment of residents' uninsured portion
of the emergency medical services transport reimbursement; [[and}]
(6) J2I2.Yide that County residents will pay no out-of-pocket expenses for an emergency
medical
servi~Jransport;
(1)
prohibit Fire and Rescue personnel who respond to a request for an emergenc,Y
medical services transport from asking for. any, information relating to aq
individual's insurance coverage;
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establish a Patient A.Jlyru;ate in the Office of Consumer Protection;
(2)
require the Fire Chief to report semiannually to the CountLExecutive and County
Council regarding implementation of this Act;
require the County to conduct a public outreach and education
carn~
and}]
ill
reqyjre health insurance providers to reimburse the CountLigr
eme~n£Y
medical transportation provided to insured person§;.
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specify that County residents will not PID'(illY out-of-pocket expense f9r
emergency medical transportation provided by the County;
(11
rca.uir¥ emergency medical tran.§Rortation fees to be waived for non-Count:.
residents with low or moderate incomes; and
[[[llJ)]
(1l
generally amend County law regarding the provision of emergency medical
services.
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 17-12
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 21, Fire and Rescue Service
Section 21-23A. Emergency Medical Services Reimbursement Program
Boldface
Undel1ining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unqffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL NO. 17-12
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Sec. 1. Section 21-23A is added as follows:
21-23A.
Emergency Medical Services Transport Insurance Reimbursement
Program.
(a)
2
3
4
5
Obligation to Transport.
ill
The Fire and Rescue Service must provide emergency medical
services transport under applicable medical protocols to each
individual without regard to the individual's ability to
~
6
7
8
ill
Any
personnelofthe Fire and Rescue Service who respond to a
9
10
request for an emergency medical services transport must not ask
for any information relating to
an
individual's Insurance
coverage.
11
12
13
ili1
Definitions.
indicated:
In this Section the following terms have the meanings
14
15
16
17
ill
Emergency medical services transport
means transportation
Qy
the Fire and Rescue Service of an individual
Qy
ambulance or
other Fire and Rescue Service vehicle used for
~
similar purpose.
Emergency medical services transport
does not include
transportation of an individual under an agreement between the
County and
~
health care facility.
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19
20
21
ill
Federal
povert.x guidelines
means the applicable health care
poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register or otherwise
issued
Qy
the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
22
23
24
25
ill
Fire and Rescue Service
means the Montgomery County Fire and
Rescue Service and includes each local fire and rescue
department.
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Prpgram
means the Emergency Medical Services Transpo:t1
Insurance Reimbursement Program.
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!£)
Imposition
Q[
reimbursement.
The
County
must
Impose
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31
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34
reimbursement charge for any emergency medical services transport
provided in the County. and, unless prohibited
by
other law, outside the
County under
~
mutual aid agreement.
@
Liabilityfor Reimbursement.
Subject to paragraph (e), each individual
who receives an emergency medical services transport is responsible for
paying the emergency medical services transport reimbursement.
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36
Hardshi]2 Waiver.
ill
The Fire Chief must Waive the emergency medical servIces
transport reimbursement for any individual whose household
income is at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines.
An
individual must request
£
waiver on
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37
38
39
form
40
41
42
43
44
approved
by
the Fire Chief.
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The Fire Chief may deny
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request for
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waiver if the individual
who claims financial hardship under this Section does not furnish
all information required
by
the Fire Chief.
ill
Countv Residents
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Payment
Q[
[[Residents
']]
Uninsured Portion
Q[
the
Emergency Medical Services Transport Reimbursement.
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46
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County residents must not be required to pay any out-of-pocket
expense relating to any emergency medical services transport
because residents are deemed to have paid any
co==p-~enL
47
48
49
50
51
deductible, or uninsured portion of the cost of each
medical
~ervices
emewn~
transport through taxes paid to the
Coun~
([ill]]
(2)
Tax revenues the County receives must be treated as
payment, on behalf of County residents, of the balance of each
resident's portion of the emergency medical services transport
reimbursement charge that is not covered
by
the resident's
msurance.
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[[ill]]
11) The County Council must annually transfer from the General
Fund to the Consolidated Fire Tax District Fund an amount that
the Council estimates will not be covered
Qy
residents' insurance
as payment of all residents' uninsured portion of the emergency
medical services transport reimbursement charge.
(g}
58
59
60
61
62
Restriction on Local Fire and Rescue Departments.
A local fire and
rescue department must not impose
.9:
separate charge for an emergency
medical transport.
63
64
65
66
au
Use
Q[Revenue.
ill
Except for the transfer received from the General Fund under
subsection
.ct1
the revenues collected from the emergency
67
68
medical services transport reimbursement must be used to
supplement, and must not supplant, [(existingl1 Fiscal Year 2013
expenditures appropriated in the annual operating bud..w
resolution (not including any expenditures of revenue collected
under this program in Fiscal Year 2Ql1) for emergency medical
services and other related fire and rescue services provided
Qy
the
Fire and Rescue Service.
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70
71
72
73
74
75
The Fire Chief must create a dedicated account in the fire fund
for the revenues collected from reimbursements under this
Program.
This account must only be used for increased . or
76
77
enhanced fire and rescue services above the level appropriated in
Fiscal Year 2013. as provided in paragraph
(1),
including new
field service positions related to expansion of 4 person staffing or
opening of pew fire stations; increased training classes or
£QPacity; facility maintenance and repair; new or replacement
apparatu~ear,
78
79
80
81
82
83
or equipment.
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Not more than 30% of this
account may
b~nt
for personncl costs.
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(l)
A percentage of this account. which the Council must specifY
annually in the operating budget resolution, must be used to
r~place
85
86
87
88
89
or augment apparatus owned and staffed by local fire and
rescue departments and training, gear, and equipment for local
fire and rescue departments. As part of the Executive's operating
budget submission, the Fire Chief must transmit a plan for use of
funds designated for local fire and rescue departments. The plan
the Chief transmits must specifY:
(AJ
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
the amount of this account the Chief recommends to
allocate to replace apparatus that is owned and staffed by
local fire and rescue departments in the next fiscal year;
ang
au
ill
adopt
~
the amount of this account to allocate t() training, gear, and
¥ill!ipment for volunteers.
Regulations; Reimbursement Schedule.
The County Executive must
to implement the emergency
The regulation
regulation under method
ill
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
medical services transport reimbursement program.
must establish
~
reimbursement schedule based on the cost of providing
emergency medical services transport.
The reimbursement schedule
may include an annual automatic adjustment based on inflation, as
measured
!2y
an index reasonably related to the cost of providing
emergency medical services transports.
The regulation may require
each individual who receives an emergency medical services transport
to provide financial information, including the individual's insurance
coverage, and to assign insurance benefits to the County.
108
109
110
ill
Reporting.
The Fire Chief must submit a 1"t"!JLQrt to the
Cmm1Y
Executive and County Council not later than January
1
and July
1
of
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each year regarding implementation of the Program. The
include:
r~ort~should
113
114
115
116
117
ill
the number of calls for emergency medical services during
reporting period;
th~
ill
the number and type of emergency medical servIces provided
during the reporting period: and
ill
any other information relating to implementation of the Prqgram
that the County Executive oLLounty Council. request.
(kl
118
119
120
Eatient Advocate.
The Office of Consumer Protection must
Patient Advocate to:
empl~
121
122
123
124
ill
ill
ill
develop and implement a program for customer service as a part
ofthe
Program~
develop and staff a helJL.Jlesk for questions regardingthe
Program; and
serve as a liaison with any;y:endor retained by the Coun!Y-lQ
implement the Program to assure high quality customer. service
and promptresolution of que..stions and concerns.
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
ill
Outreach and Education Campaign.
The County Executive must
implement a public outreach and education campaign before and during
implementation ofthe Program. This campaign should
inc1ude~
ill
ill
ill
ill
ill
informational mailers to County households;
distribution of information throuldLCounty internet and web­
based resources;
radio and television
pu~blic
service announcements;
news releases and news events;
information translated into Spanish, French-,=Chinese,
Ko..D#1k
Vietnamese, and other languages, asneed¥d;
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139
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extensive use of County Cable Montgomery and other Public,
Educational. and Government channels funded by the
County~
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142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
ffi
posters and brochures made available at County
ev~nts,
on Ride­
On buses and through Regional Service Centers, libraries,
recreation facilities, senior centers. public schoolsbMontgomery
College, health care providers, hospitals. clinics. and other
v~nues;
and
LID
special outreach to senior and "New American" communities.
Sec. 2. Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation IS necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on January 1,2013.
Sec. 3. Implementation.
The County may collect the emergency medical servIces transport
reimbursement authorized by County Code Section 21-23A, enacted by Section 1 of
this Act, [[may be collected]] for any emergency medical services transport that
occurs on or after July 1, 2012. [[Collection]] The reimbursement may [[occur]) be
collected retroactively to [[that]] July
1.
2012, or any later date during the first fiscal
year the emergency medical services transport [[fee]]
reimbursem~nt
is implemented.
Sec. 4. Fire and Rescue Service Enhancements in Fiscal Year 2013.
Subject to appropriati()I1' the Council intends that to the extent sufficiefl!
revenue is achieved, revenue generated by the Emergency Medical Services
Transport Insurance Reimbursement Program authorized in County Code Section 21­
23A, enacted in Section 1 of this Act. in Fiscal Year 2013 should be used to fund the
following enhancements to the County Fire and Rescue Service inFiscal Year 20
13~
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Service Restoration:
Place one ladder truck in the first battalion back
163
into service with dedicated 24-hour staffing.
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Apparatus Revlacement Funding:
Buy one tractor drawn ladder truck;
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166
167
one Engine Company, and 5 EMS units for system unit response
imProvements:
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Facility Maintenance and Improvements:
Conduct a strategic facility
168
169
170
171
172
. assessment. develop a maintenance and improvement plan for all
LFRD- and County-owned fire and rescue facilities and. to the extent
possible based on available funding, begin initial
repairs to these facilities.
f£il
ma~ance
and
Training:
Provide system training for career and volunteer personnel,
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174
175
including core fire. rescue, EMS. technical rescue. and driver training
classes.
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Fire and Rescue Equipment:
Buy personal protective equipment,
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177
178
179
180
Roger
portable fire,
rescu~,=Jechnical
rescue, and EMS equipment for career
and volunteer personnel, the training academy, and operational units.
Approved:
Date
181
Approved:
182
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
183
184
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Expedited-Bill No.
..!..17,--...:.;12~
_ _
-c:----:--::::
Concerning: J£Fire and Rescue Service]]
- Emergency Medical [[Services]]
Transportation
lnsurauc;e
Reimbursement
Revised: 5/15/12
Draft No. 4
Introduced:
April 24, 2012
Enacted:
May 15, 2012
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: -:..:N:::::.o:.:;ne"---_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: COlUlcil President at the request ofthe County Executive
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
[[(1) authorize the County to impose and collect a reimbursement to recover costs
generated by providing emergency medical services transports;
(2)
provide for a schedule of emergency medical services transport reimbursement
charges, waiver criteria, permitted uses of reimbursement revenues, and other
procedures to operate the emergency medical services reimbursement program;
(3)
prohibit a Local Fire and Rescue Department from imposing a separate emergency
medical services transport reimbursement;
(4)
require the Executive to issue certain regulations to implement an emergency
medical services transport reimbursement program;
(5)
require a certain annual transfer be made as payment of residents' uninsured portion
of the emergency medical services transport reimbursement; [[and}]
(6) J2I2.Yide that County residents will pay no out-of-pocket expenses for an emergency
medical
servi~Jransport;
(1)
prohibit Fire and Rescue personnel who respond to a request for an emergenc,Y
medical services transport from asking for. any, information relating to aq
individual's insurance coverage;
00
establish a Patient A.Jlyru;ate in the Office of Consumer Protection;
(2)
require the Fire Chief to report semiannually to the CountLExecutive and County
Council regarding implementation of this Act;
require the County to conduct a public outreach and education
carn~
and}]
ill
reqyjre health insurance providers to reimburse the CountLigr
eme~n£Y
medical transportation provided to insured person§;.
al
specify that County residents will not PID'(illY out-of-pocket expense f9r
emergency medical transportation provided by the County;
(11
rca.uir¥ emergency medical tran.§Rortation fees to be waived for non-Count:.
residents with low or moderate incomes; and
[[[llJ)]
(1l
generally amend County law regarding the provision of emergency medical
services.
am
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EXPEDITED BILL
No. 17-12
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 21, Fire and Rescue Service
Section 21-23A. Emergency Medical Services Reimbursement Program
Boldface
Undel1ining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unqffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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EXPEDITED BILL NO. 17-12
1
Sec. 1. Section 21-23A is added as follows:
21-23A.
Emergency Medical Services Transport Insurance Reimbursement
Program.
(a)
2
3
4
5
Obligation to Transport.
ill
The Fire and Rescue Service must provide emergency medical
services transport under applicable medical protocols to each
individual without regard to the individual's ability to
~
6
7
8
ill
Any
personnelofthe Fire and Rescue Service who respond to a
9
10
request for an emergency medical services transport must not ask
for any information relating to
an
individual's Insurance
coverage.
11
12
13
ili1
Definitions.
indicated:
In this Section the following terms have the meanings
14
15
16
17
ill
Emergency medical services transport
means transportation
Qy
the Fire and Rescue Service of an individual
Qy
ambulance or
other Fire and Rescue Service vehicle used for
~
similar purpose.
Emergency medical services transport
does not include
transportation of an individual under an agreement between the
County and
~
health care facility.
18
19
20
21
ill
Federal
povert.x guidelines
means the applicable health care
poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register or otherwise
issued
Qy
the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
22
23
24
25
ill
Fire and Rescue Service
means the Montgomery County Fire and
Rescue Service and includes each local fire and rescue
department.
26
27
.c±J
Prpgram
means the Emergency Medical Services Transpo:t1
Insurance Reimbursement Program.
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EXPEDITED BILL NO. 17-12
28
!£)
Imposition
Q[
reimbursement.
The
County
must
Impose
~
29
30
31
32
33
34
reimbursement charge for any emergency medical services transport
provided in the County. and, unless prohibited
by
other law, outside the
County under
~
mutual aid agreement.
@
Liabilityfor Reimbursement.
Subject to paragraph (e), each individual
who receives an emergency medical services transport is responsible for
paying the emergency medical services transport reimbursement.
~
35
36
Hardshi]2 Waiver.
ill
The Fire Chief must Waive the emergency medical servIces
transport reimbursement for any individual whose household
income is at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty
guidelines.
An
individual must request
£
waiver on
~
37
38
39
form
40
41
42
43
44
approved
by
the Fire Chief.
ill
The Fire Chief may deny
~
request for
~
waiver if the individual
who claims financial hardship under this Section does not furnish
all information required
by
the Fire Chief.
ill
Countv Residents
-
Payment
Q[
[[Residents
']]
Uninsured Portion
Q[
the
Emergency Medical Services Transport Reimbursement.
45
46
ill
County residents must not be required to pay any out-of-pocket
expense relating to any emergency medical services transport
because residents are deemed to have paid any
co==p-~enL
47
48
49
50
51
deductible, or uninsured portion of the cost of each
medical
~ervices
emewn~
transport through taxes paid to the
Coun~
([ill]]
(2)
Tax revenues the County receives must be treated as
payment, on behalf of County residents, of the balance of each
resident's portion of the emergency medical services transport
reimbursement charge that is not covered
by
the resident's
msurance.
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53
54
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57
[[ill]]
11) The County Council must annually transfer from the General
Fund to the Consolidated Fire Tax District Fund an amount that
the Council estimates will not be covered
Qy
residents' insurance
as payment of all residents' uninsured portion of the emergency
medical services transport reimbursement charge.
(g}
58
59
60
61
62
Restriction on Local Fire and Rescue Departments.
A local fire and
rescue department must not impose
.9:
separate charge for an emergency
medical transport.
63
64
65
66
au
Use
Q[Revenue.
ill
Except for the transfer received from the General Fund under
subsection
.ct1
the revenues collected from the emergency
67
68
medical services transport reimbursement must be used to
supplement, and must not supplant, [(existingl1 Fiscal Year 2013
expenditures appropriated in the annual operating bud..w
resolution (not including any expenditures of revenue collected
under this program in Fiscal Year 2Ql1) for emergency medical
services and other related fire and rescue services provided
Qy
the
Fire and Rescue Service.
~
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
The Fire Chief must create a dedicated account in the fire fund
for the revenues collected from reimbursements under this
Program.
This account must only be used for increased . or
76
77
enhanced fire and rescue services above the level appropriated in
Fiscal Year 2013. as provided in paragraph
(1),
including new
field service positions related to expansion of 4 person staffing or
opening of pew fire stations; increased training classes or
£QPacity; facility maintenance and repair; new or replacement
apparatu~ear,
78
79
80
81
82
83
or equipment.
-5­
Not more than 30% of this
account may
b~nt
for personncl costs.
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EXPEDITED BILL NO. 17-12
84
(l)
A percentage of this account. which the Council must specifY
annually in the operating budget resolution, must be used to
r~place
85
86
87
88
89
or augment apparatus owned and staffed by local fire and
rescue departments and training, gear, and equipment for local
fire and rescue departments. As part of the Executive's operating
budget submission, the Fire Chief must transmit a plan for use of
funds designated for local fire and rescue departments. The plan
the Chief transmits must specifY:
(AJ
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
the amount of this account the Chief recommends to
allocate to replace apparatus that is owned and staffed by
local fire and rescue departments in the next fiscal year;
ang
au
ill
adopt
~
the amount of this account to allocate t() training, gear, and
¥ill!ipment for volunteers.
Regulations; Reimbursement Schedule.
The County Executive must
to implement the emergency
The regulation
regulation under method
ill
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
medical services transport reimbursement program.
must establish
~
reimbursement schedule based on the cost of providing
emergency medical services transport.
The reimbursement schedule
may include an annual automatic adjustment based on inflation, as
measured
!2y
an index reasonably related to the cost of providing
emergency medical services transports.
The regulation may require
each individual who receives an emergency medical services transport
to provide financial information, including the individual's insurance
coverage, and to assign insurance benefits to the County.
108
109
110
ill
Reporting.
The Fire Chief must submit a 1"t"!JLQrt to the
Cmm1Y
Executive and County Council not later than January
1
and July
1
of
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each year regarding implementation of the Program. The
include:
r~ort~should
113
114
115
116
117
ill
the number of calls for emergency medical services during
reporting period;
th~
ill
the number and type of emergency medical servIces provided
during the reporting period: and
ill
any other information relating to implementation of the Prqgram
that the County Executive oLLounty Council. request.
(kl
118
119
120
Eatient Advocate.
The Office of Consumer Protection must
Patient Advocate to:
empl~
121
122
123
124
ill
ill
ill
develop and implement a program for customer service as a part
ofthe
Program~
develop and staff a helJL.Jlesk for questions regardingthe
Program; and
serve as a liaison with any;y:endor retained by the Coun!Y-lQ
implement the Program to assure high quality customer. service
and promptresolution of que..stions and concerns.
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
ill
Outreach and Education Campaign.
The County Executive must
implement a public outreach and education campaign before and during
implementation ofthe Program. This campaign should
inc1ude~
ill
ill
ill
ill
ill
informational mailers to County households;
distribution of information throuldLCounty internet and web­
based resources;
radio and television
pu~blic
service announcements;
news releases and news events;
information translated into Spanish, French-,=Chinese,
Ko..D#1k
Vietnamese, and other languages, asneed¥d;
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EXPEDITED BILL NO. 17-12
138
139
~
extensive use of County Cable Montgomery and other Public,
Educational. and Government channels funded by the
County~
140
14]
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
ffi
posters and brochures made available at County
ev~nts,
on Ride­
On buses and through Regional Service Centers, libraries,
recreation facilities, senior centers. public schoolsbMontgomery
College, health care providers, hospitals. clinics. and other
v~nues;
and
LID
special outreach to senior and "New American" communities.
Sec. 2. Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation IS necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on January 1,2013.
Sec. 3. Implementation.
The County may collect the emergency medical servIces transport
reimbursement authorized by County Code Section 21-23A, enacted by Section 1 of
this Act, [[may be collected]] for any emergency medical services transport that
occurs on or after July 1, 2012. [[Collection]] The reimbursement may [[occur]) be
collected retroactively to [[that]] July
1.
2012, or any later date during the first fiscal
year the emergency medical services transport [[fee]]
reimbursem~nt
is implemented.
Sec. 4. Fire and Rescue Service Enhancements in Fiscal Year 2013.
Subject to appropriati()I1' the Council intends that to the extent sufficiefl!
revenue is achieved, revenue generated by the Emergency Medical Services
Transport Insurance Reimbursement Program authorized in County Code Section 21­
23A, enacted in Section 1 of this Act. in Fiscal Year 2013 should be used to fund the
following enhancements to the County Fire and Rescue Service inFiscal Year 20
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Service Restoration:
Place one ladder truck in the first battalion back
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Apparatus Revlacement Funding:
Buy one tractor drawn ladder truck;
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one Engine Company, and 5 EMS units for system unit response
imProvements:
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Facility Maintenance and Improvements:
Conduct a strategic facility
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. assessment. develop a maintenance and improvement plan for all
LFRD- and County-owned fire and rescue facilities and. to the extent
possible based on available funding, begin initial
repairs to these facilities.
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Training:
Provide system training for career and volunteer personnel,
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including core fire. rescue, EMS. technical rescue. and driver training
classes.
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Fire and Rescue Equipment:
Buy personal protective equipment,
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portable fire,
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rescue, and EMS equipment for career
and volunteer personnel, the training academy, and operational units.
Approved:
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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