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File #: 22-927   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: PUBLIC HEARING
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES; AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 31/2 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); ADDING A NEW CLASSIFICATION OF SERVICE; AMENDING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT SERVICE; AMENDING PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS AND RULES AND REGULATIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Vice-Mayor Lamar P. Fisher)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance, 2. Exhibit 2 - Copy of Proposed Amendment from County Administration, 3. Additional Material - Information, 4. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES; AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 31/2 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); ADDING A NEW CLASSIFICATION OF SERVICE; AMENDING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT SERVICE; AMENDING PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS AND RULES AND REGULATIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Sponsored by Vice-Mayor Lamar P. Fisher)

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Why Action is Necessary
A Resolution directing the County Administrator to publish notice of public hearing to consider enactment of the Ordinance was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of May 24, 2022.

What Action Accomplishes
Allows for the Board's consideration of the proposed Ordinance.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
Chapter 31/2 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances ("Code") requires that every person or entity (including governmental entities) that provides Advanced Life Support ("ALS") and Basic Life Support ("BLS") service within Broward County must obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity ("certificate") from Broward County. The Code provides four classifications of service: (1) Class 1 - ALS rescue; (2) Class 2 - ALS transfer; (3) Class 3 - BLS transport; and (4) Class 4 - ALS air rescue.

Interfacility transfers, the transfer of patients from one licensed medical facility to another, are an important aspect of patient care. The primary reason for such transfers is to maintain the continuity of medical care. Certain transfers may require more specialized care, such as for patients receiving an organ transplant or patients on certain speci...

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