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File #: Int 1517-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the fire dept to report on the income distribution of areas covered by private ambulance and emergency medical services.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the income distribution of areas covered by private ambulance and emergency medical services
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to study and report on the areas covered by FDNY emergency medical services and private ambulances. The FDNY would also report on the areas that private ambulances have stopped covering and began to cover as well as the median income of each geographical area. The FDNY would provide this report to the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council and post it on the FDNY website.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1517, 2. Int. No. 1517, 3. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 5. Committee Report 6/17/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/17/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/17/19, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019

Int. No. 1517

 

By Council Member Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the income distribution of areas covered by private ambulance and emergency medical services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-140 to read as follows:

§ 15-140 Report on ambulance coverage area and income distribution. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Emergency medical services. The term “emergency medical services” means the services provided by the bureau of emergency medical services within the department.

Private ambulance. The term “private ambulance” means any ambulance that the department does not operate.

b. No later than June 1, 2019, and every June 1 thereafter, the department shall complete a study of coverage areas by emergency medical services and private ambulances and shall file with the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on the department’s website, a report disclosing the following:

1. The coverage areas of emergency medical services;

2. The coverage areas of private ambulances;

3. The areas that private ambulances ceased to cover;

4. The areas that private ambulances began to cover; and

5. The median income of each private ambulance and emergency medical services coverage area.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

JG

LS # 9730

02/28/19 12:24 PM