CHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE\ARTICLE 7. CITY AMBULANCE

The city shall provide an ambulance service for the inhabitants of the city and its environs. The service shall be operated under the supervision and control of the city manager who shall hire such personnel and obtain, equip, and maintain such vehicles required to furnish such service as may be authorized by the governing body.

(Ord. 868, Sec. 1; Code 1985)

The following fees shall be charged to each patient occupying an ambulance.

(a)   BLS Non-Emergency Run      Maximum Allowable Through Medicare

(b)   BLS Emergency                     Maximum Allowable Through Medicare

(c)   ALS Non-Emergency             Maximum Allowable Through Medicare

(d)   ALS Emergency                    Maximum Allowable Through Medicare

(e)   ALS-2 Advanced ALS           Maximum Allowable Through Medicare

All of the above runs (a – e) receive an additional charge per loaded mile based on the maximum allowable charge through Medicare.

(f)   For each run within or outside the City limits where a needed medical assessment, medical intervention or medication is given and the patient refuses transport, a charge of $200.00 will be charged.

(g)   For each run within or outside the City limits where no medical intervention is needed, only a physical assist is given and the patient refuses transport, a charge of $50.00 will be charged with the following exception.  A patient will be allowed three non-emergency physical assists within a year before being charged.

(h)   For each run within or outside the City limits where a needed medical assessment, medical intervention or medication is given and the patient is then transferred to any other Emergency Medical Service the appropriate base rate in the above table will apply.  (Unless a Mass Casualty situation in which a patient would fall under City of Hoisington Mass Casualty Policy).

(i)    When transferring an EMS Flight Crew between any hospital and airport the base BLS Non-emergency rate, plus mileage will apply.

These fees may be revised through inclusion in the City of Hoisington's Resolution Concerning Service, License and Permit Fees Within the Corporate Limits and Service Area of the City of Hoisington, Kansas.

(Ord. 1160, Ord. 1419; Ord. 1450; Res. 15-2013; Res. 18-2015)