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CCMSD looks at restrictions on ambulance duties

Board considers charging fees for some standby and lift assist requests

If a Sundance ambulance is asked to stand by at an event, or is called out multiple times by a commercial entity to assist a person who has fallen, Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is considering whether it should reserve the right to assess a charge.

The Board of Trustees considered two policy changes at last week’s regular meetings, both suggested by EMS Director Antony Vopat.

“One of the things our EMS director is wanting to do is to have the option to charge for standby services,” said CEO Micki Lyons, introducing the first.

“They’re there all day and he has to get an extra c...

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