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Medevac bill faces opposition

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:55 am

Delegate Margaret Ransone’s 777 is not receiving praise from members of local Emergency Service Personnel and could possibly run into strong opposition when it eventually hits the floor of the General Assembly.
The Bill is to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 32.1-111.4:9 relating to emergency air medical transportation; informed decision.
The Bill states that before emergency medical services personnel initiate contact with an emergency air medical transportation (EMAT) provider for air transport of a patient, the emergency medical services personnel shall obtain written consent from the patient to receive EMAT services after providing the patient with the following information for the purpose of allowing the patient to make an informed decision on choosing a form of transportation.
First, the patient will be responsible for any payments due for the emergency medical transportation services.

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