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File #: O-019-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 12/21/2018 In control: Fire and Rescue Department
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Authorizing the expenditure from the General Fund for the payment of said services; authorizing the Mayor to accept bids and enter into a contract for medical direction for the Toledo's Fire and Rescue Department; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 1/2/2019, 2. Audio: Council Meeting1/8/19

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Contract for EMS Medical Director
Fire & Rescue Department
CFO Verdell Franklin (x3515)

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Authorizing the expenditure from the General Fund for the payment of said services; authorizing the Mayor to accept bids and enter into a contract for medical direction for the Toledo's Fire and Rescue Department; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department operates a Citywide EMS first responder and transport service, including communications, dispatch and paramedic operations with paramedics utilizing established County-wide EMS protocols but employed by the City of Toledo, and the Consultant is Medical Director for the county-wide EMS system.

The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department will, as a condition of contracting, agree with the Consultant and the County to abide by dispatch protocols, paramedic protocols, treatment protocols, continuing education requirements and medication lists as developed and monitored by the Lucas County EMS Medical Director

Toledo Fire & Rescue Department's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau is required by Ohio Revised Code to have and to report to the Ohio Department of Public Safety the name of its medical director. In addition to the State Requirement, the Medical Director is essential in the development of medical protocols and the conducting of quality assurance/quality improvement for the department.

In order for the medical director and the City of Toledo to be covered under medical liability insurance, there must be a valid contract with the physician or with his employer. This agreement is effective for one year with the option to renew for two one year periods. The Contract may be terminated with at least 120 days notice given by either party to the other.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That an expenditure not to exceed $70,000 is authorized from the General Fund, Account Code 1001-53000-3341002STDSTD t...

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