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File #: 2016-0160    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 3/7/2016 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/4/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14606
Title: A MOTION approving the Independent Advanced Life Support (ALS) Study Scope of Work as identified in the Medic One/Emergency Medical Services 2014-2019 Strategic Plan.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Attachments: 1. Motion 14606.pdf, 2. A. Independent Advanced Life Support (ALS) Study, 3. A. Independent Advanced Life Support (ALS) Study, 4. 2016-0160 transmittal letter.docx, 5. 2016-0160_SR_ALS Scoping Motion_030916.docx, 6. 2016-0160_SR_ALS Scoping Motion_032916.docx
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Clerk 03/03/2016
Title
A MOTION approving the Independent Advanced Life Support (ALS) Study Scope of Work as identified in the Medic One/Emergency Medical Services 2014-2019 Strategic Plan.
Body
WHEREAS, during the adoption of the 2014-2019 Emergency Medical Services Strategic Plan under Ordinance 17578 and in anticipation of the 2020-2025 Emergency Medical Services Strategic Plan, Emergency Medical Services Stakeholders agreed a more comprehensive process was needed to plan for the efficient allocation of advanced life support ("ALS") services, and
WHEREAS, language was added to the 2014-2019 Emergency Medical Services Strategic Plan requiring an independently-led study to analyze the service and costs for an optimal number, or range, of ALS providers in King County, and
WHEREAS, the study will review the current number of ALS providers, and units per provider, in King County, and
WHEREAS, the study will analyze the medical, operational and financial impacts that potentially changing the current number of either ALS providers or units per provider, or both, would have on the regional emergency medical services system, and
WHEREAS, the study will analyze a process for addressing changes to the current number of ALS providers, and
WHEREAS, the intent of the study is not to revamp the successional regional system or how ALS services are specifically provided, but rather to inform the next levy planning process, beginning in 2017, and
WHEREAS, the 2014-2019 Emergency Medical Services Strategic Plan, Recommendation 9 directed that the emergency medical services advisory task force, the regional policy committee and the King County council review and approve the study's scope of work, and
WHEREAS, the task force and the regional policy committee have reviewed and approved the scope of work;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
Having received notice of the approval of the emergency medical services advisor...

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