An ambulance tour is an eight-hour shift when an ambulance is in service in the 911 system. This bill would require the New York City Fire Department to submit to the Council, and post on its website, a report including the following information for the previous year: how many ambulance tours ceased to be covered by private ambulances, how many ambulance tours began to be covered by private ambulances and the net increase or decrease in such tours. The report would disaggregate the information by council district.
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Int. No. 825
By Council Members Borelli, Rivera and Levine
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on ambulance tour coverage by private ambulances
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 15-132 to read as follows:
§ 15-132 Report on ambulance tour coverage by private ambulances. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Ambulance tour. The term “ambulance tour” means an eight-hour shift when an ambulance is in service in the 911 system.
Private ambulance. The term “private ambulance” means any ambulance that the department does not operate.
b. No later than April 1 of each year, the department shall submit to the council and post on the department’s website a report setting forth information about the coverage of ambulance tours by private ambulances. The report shall be disaggregated by council district and shall include the following information with respect to the previous calendar year:
1. The number of ambulance tours that private ambulances ceased to cover;
2. The number of ambulance tours that private ambulances began to cover; and
3. The net increase or decrease in the number of ambulance tours covered by private ambulances.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.