Georgia on the verge of first reforms in years of EMS rules

  • Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Published: 11/05/2019 10:46 AM

Georgians would get better information on the time it takes an ambulance to arrive on the scene of an emergency, as a result of a proposal aimed at improving the quality of emergency medical services in Georgia. “There is a big need for change in how emergency medical services in our state are handled,” Henry Argo, fire chief of the city of Palmetto in south Fulton County said. “This could substantially help overhaul EMS in Georgia.”The proposal, representing the state’s first efforts in years to revamp EMS rules, is the result of widespread criticism of gaps in state oversight and a spate of political skirmishes rocking the various regional councils, which make recommendations to the Georgia Department of Public Health about ambulance service.


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