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Yates County considers adding municipal ambulance service to bolster coverage

Yates County is looking at ways to make sure they have enough emergency responders throughout the community.

The Yates County Legislature is looking at options to provide supplementary emergency medical services.

What does it mean? Well, the first step was taken this week at a county legislature meeting.


They approved a resolution to apply for a municipal certificate of need to establish an ambulance service. Some legislators, like Patrick Killen, say Yates shouldn’t move too quickly through this process.

Wayne County has recently moved toward a municipal ambulance service due to issues with response time.

Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn tells Finger Lakes News Radio that she hopes the prospective ambulance service would be at ‘low’ or ‘no cost’ to county taxpayers.

This would be accomplished through leverage of revenue gained via Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies.



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