Last week, the New York State Department of Health announced that it was investigating the Oswego Fire Department’s ambulance corps for refusing to transport patients.
Syracuse area ambulances are required to take patients somewhere. Usually, to the closest available hospital. Emergency medical personnel are not supposed to make a determination regarding whether a patient needs to go to the hospital – even if they know the patient and his or her condition. According to the Post-Standard, the Department of Health received complaints that the Oswego Fire Department ambulance corps was not transporting patients who were suffering from minor or superficial injuries.
Our search of Court filings did not reveal any Syracuse ambulance lawsuits.
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