BLSFR Update

To: All Big Lakes, Southwestern, Fingerlakes, Monroe Livingston, and Southern Tier REMSCO Basic Life     Support (Non Transporting) First Response Agencies   
From: 

Daniel J. Clayton

HPA 1 (EMC)

Date: October 5, 2011
Re: EMS Training Reimbursement Funding

Dear Chief Operations Officer/Chief Executive Office,

In an attempt to update our records the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is requesting Basic life Support First Response (BLSFR) Agencies to review and complete the Enclosed BLSFR information packet and return it to this office promptly. Additionally, this project will ensure that the Department has current legal information on entities for which the State of New York is issuing EMS training reimbursement funds including the CME Recertification Program for which the Department has a statutory responsibility.

If the required documentation is not received by December 31, 2011, then BEMS will assume that your agency is not participating in EMS response in your community and your four digit Department issued agency code will be deactivated resulting in your agencies ineligibility for EMS training reimbursement funding.

Please note that if your agency provides and adjunct level of care, A DOH-4362 Medical Director Verification form will be required to be submitted. For public access defibrillation (PAD) and/or epinephrine auto injectors, a copy of your notices of intent and collaborative agreements will also need to be submitted. If your agency is authorized to administer albuterol and/or provide blood Glucometry, please submit written approval from your Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC). Microsoft word templates of the required EMS Participation Agreement (reference on page two of this packet) and the required letter granting EMS response authority to your agency by a municipality (i.e. town supervisor, village of city mayor, board of fire commissioners, etc also referenced on page two of this packet) are available by requesting them from BEMS.

Thank you for your immediate attention on this matter.  If you require further information or assistance, please feel free to contact me or Ms. Lisa Delong of my staff at 518-402-0996 ext 2.

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Clayton
HPA 1 (EMC)
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
433 River Street 6th Floor
Troy NY 12180
518-402-0996 ext 2
518-402-0985 (fax)
Email-  djc08@health.state.ny.us