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Fire-Based EMS Legal Update

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Manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other charges attempt to criminalize acts of medical malpractice and make deviation from EMS protocols a crime
Understanding the legal exemptions to vaccine mandates, and 4 next steps for public safety organizations
Know what you are agreeing to when you accept CARES Act COVID-19 stimulus funding
CMS has relaxed ambulance regulations and rules to assist EMS agencies nationwide during the public health emergency
HIPAA-covered entities may share protected health information when first responders may be at risk of infection
We need to do more to improve the care and compassion we show to our fire and EMS brethren
Think twice and consider community demographics and need before pursuing additional revenue through adding an ambulance service
What are the legal ramifications of FFUI and FFWI?
Including clear, complete documentation in your patient care report is a critical component of patient care