CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL
COUNCIL BILL NO. O-17-31 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________
SPONSORED BY: Trudy Jones, by request
Amending The Health, Safety, And Sanitation Ordinance (Jones, by request)
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. The Health, Safety, and Sanitation Ordinance is hereby amended as follows:
? 9-4-4-1 SHORT TITLE.
Sections 9-4-4-1 et seq. may be cited as the ["EMS"] "[Emergency Medical Services (EMS)] Ordinance."
? 9-4-4-2 FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
(A) The City Council finds that:
(1) The EMS system provides a satisfactory level of service to the community at present.
[(2) The present EMS Authority has been found to be redundant in its efforts to regulate matters falling in the jurisdiction of established state agencies.
(3) Potential community-sensitive improvements are available as a result of reforming the present EMS system.
(4) Reform of the present EMS system must deal with first responder, rescue, and emergency and nonemergency ambulance transportation services and address the roles and responsibilities of the service providers within a restructured system.]
[(5)][(2)] The EMS system should be based on objectively stated and measurable performance standards and monitored [by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (hereinafter "AHJ")].
[(6)][(3)] The 911 Emergency System is a basic governmental function providing emergency responses through the City Police and City Fire Departments.
[(7)][(4)] The City, through its 911 System, is the focal point for the receipt of requests for emergency transport of sick and injured persons within the City.
[(8)][(5)] The City, through its 911 System, is the focal point for the dispatch of responses to requests for emergency transport of sick and injured persons within the city.
[(9)][(6)] In order to provide satisfactory emergency transport of sick and injured persons within the City, ...Click here for full text