DC mayor gives no information to EMS panel

The panel is supposed to be advising the mayor on medical emergency policy; a member of the panel said the lack of cooperation is 'disheartening'


The Washington Times

WASHINGTON — A panel that is supposed to advise D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on emergency medical services policy says it can’t get any information from the mayor or the fire department in order to make recommendations.

“We have got to have the transparency that she says she’s all about,” Anne Renshaw, vice chair of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC), said at a meeting Thursday. “We’ve not gotten an answer to one question. Not one. It’s disheartening.”

The committee’s complaint echoes that of Dr. Jullette Saussy, who resigned as the fire department’s EMS medical director in February saying she was not given access to key data to assess medics’ performance during her seven months in the post.

Full story: EMS panel advising mayor stonewalled by D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, fire department​

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