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GATP responds to Sine Die EMS reform setback
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GATP responds to Sine Die EMS reform setback

Saddened but undeterred, victims pledge to continue fight for transparency FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, GEORGIA (April 3, 2019) The Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project vowed Wednesday to continue its campaign to reform how the state administers and regulates ambulance services after a popular ethics and transparency packaged failed at the eleventh hour in a special conference...

Senate Ethics committee backs EMS reforms
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Senate Ethics committee backs EMS reforms

Proposal advances next to Rules before full chamber FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, GEORGIA (March 19, 2019) The Georgia Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday favorably reported an ethics and transparency package that would apply new, national best practices to the oversight and delivery of ambulance services across the state. House Bill 264, which passed the House...

Georgia Institute of EMS: HB 264 is good for industry, patients
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Georgia Institute of EMS: HB 264 is good for industry, patients

The Georgia Institute of EMS devoted a recent show to House Bill 264, an ethics and transparency package that would apply new, national best practices to the oversight and delivery of ambulance services across Georgia You’ve already heard from victims and good government advocates why EMS reform is so important—now hear it from industry pros....

Insider Advantage: Will Georgia clean up its EMS system?
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Insider Advantage: Will Georgia clean up its EMS system?

I lost my mother to Georgia’s EMS system. Why won’t the state clean it up? By Ellen Sims Insider Advantage March 15, 2019 When my family suffered the devastating loss of my mother after our local ambulance provider failed to respond to our calls for help, we couldn’t imagine any greater pain: she was the...

Georgia House passes EMS reform
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Georgia House passes EMS reform

With 148-6 vote, bill advances to Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA, GEORGIA (March 8, 2019) A bill to ban ambulance vendors from serving on Department of Public Health councils that direct emergency medical services across the state was approved by Georgia House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 264, which passed on a 148-6 margin, represents...

EMS reform moves forward in Ga. House
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EMS reform moves forward in Ga. House

GATP-backed HB 264 voted out of Health & Human Services Cmt. ATLANTA, GEORGIA (March 6, 2019) Proposed legislation to end a transparency and ethics gap allowing ambulance vendors to direct taxpayer resources in the provision and delivery of emergency medical services across Georgia was approved Tuesday night by the House Health and Human Services Committee....

Morgan County Citizen: From Tragedy to Advocacy
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Morgan County Citizen: From Tragedy to Advocacy

Tragedy to advocacy By Tia Lynn Ivey Morgan County Citizen Morgan County’s very own Ellen Sims has become the face of a new campaign to reform Georgia’s emergency medical response system after tragically losing her mother, Donna Martin, who died of cardiac arrest triggered by a wasp sting after waiting for nearly a half hour...

AJC: ‘Hefty’ slate of lawmakers back EMS reform in Georgia
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AJC: ‘Hefty’ slate of lawmakers back EMS reform in Georgia

The Jolt By Jim Galloway The Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 14, 2019 State Rep. Bill Werkheiser, R-Glennville, has introduced legislation that would bar private ambulance operators from serving on boards that select which ambulance companies will serve local health districts. HB 264 has some hefty co-sponsors: Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin, chair of the House GOP caucus; Randy...