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Legislation #: 120989 Introduction Date: 11/15/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 12/16/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, SHARP, GLOVER, JAMES, JR. AND CURLS
Title: Amending Section 34-363, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Emergency medical services coordinating committee” to expand the membership and to clarify that regulations promulgated must be consistent with the requirements of the Code of Ordinances.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/14/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/15/2012 Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
11/19/2012 Do Pass
11/20/2012 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
12/6/2012 Councilmember Sharp Move to Amend
12/6/2012 Passed as Amended

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ORDINANCE NO. 120989, AS AMENDED

Amending Section 34-363, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Emergency medical services coordinating committee” to expand the membership and to clarify that regulations promulgated must be consistent with the requirements of the Code of Ordinances.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Section 34-363, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Emergency medical services coordinating committee” is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 34-363. Emergency medical services coordinating committee.

(a) The emergency medical services coordinating committee or EMSCC is established and shall include the following individuals:

(1) City manager or the manager's designee, who shall serve as the chair of the committee;

(2) Fire chief, who shall serve as vice chair of the committee and who shall be able to convene the committee in the absence of the chair;

(3) Director of health;

(4) Medical director;

(5) One physician specializing in emergency medicine;

(6) One paramedic and one emergency medical technician as selected by the recognized labor bargaining group representing fire department management;

(7) One paramedic and one emergency medical technician as selected by the recognized labor bargaining group representing non-management fire department personnel;

(8) Two members of the city council, as selected by the mayor, one of whom shall serve as a liaison between the EMSCC and the city council committee designated to consider matters related to emergency medical services;

(b) Role of the emergency medical services coordinating committee.

(1) The EMSCC shall be empowered to promulgate various standards, rules, protocols and regulations, including but not limited to those recommended by the city’s medical director, consistent with the terms of this article subject to the approval of the city manager or the city manager's designee for the operation of the emergency medical system. Such standards, rules, protocols and regulations shall not conflict with, or violate, the provisions of any collective bargaining agreement between the city and a labor organization.

(2) Recommend to the city manager the appointment of the city's medical director and provide ongoing oversight of the city's medical director and emergency medical system performance.

(3) Make recommendations to the city manager concerning the budget for the office of the medical director, protocols and procedures put forth by the medical director, rates, billing and collection procedures, significant changes in the deployment of EMS resources and other such EMS issues as assigned by the city manager. The EMSCC shall meet at least quarterly.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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William Geary

City Attorney