Suffolk County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature 5-17-2005 by Res. No. 393-2005 (Ch. 628 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Defibrillators — See Ch. 400.
Emergency telephone system — See Ch. 441.
Proprietary ambulance companies — See Ch. 681.

§ 928-1 Information required to public safety answering points.

All EMS agencies shall provide to Medcom/Firecom or their public safety answering point (PSAP) the following times for their ambulance(s) and designated first responder(s) (EMT or above):
A. 
Dispatch time.
B. 
First responder en route time (Signal 2).
C. 
Ambulance en route time (Signal 2).
D. 
First responder on scene time (Signal 21).
E. 
Ambulance on scene time (Signal 21).
F. 
Ambulance en route to hospital time (Signal 18).
G. 
Ambulance arrival at hospital (Signal 21 at hospital).
H. 
Ambulance from hospital time (Signal 5).

§ 928-2 Information required to Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services.

The PSAPs shall, each month, report provided data to the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES), which will then forward such data to the Suffolk County EMS Director, and this data shall include the following response times for ambulances and designated first responders (EMT or above):
A. 
Call received time.
B. 
Dispatch time.
C. 
Each call for mutual aid time and agency requested (Signal 24).
D. 
First responder (EMT or higher) en route time (Signal 2).
E. 
Ambulance en route time (Signal 2).
F. 
First responder on scene time (Signal 21).
G. 
Ambulance on scene time (Signal 21).
H. 
Ambulance en route to hospital time (Signal 18).
I. 
Ambulance arrival at hospital (Signal 21 at hospital).
J. 
Ambulance from hospital time (Signal 5).

§ 928-3 Agencies receiving calls through local numbers.

Volunteer EMS agencies that receive emergency calls other than by 911 dispatch, i.e., through local seven-digit numbers, shall provide this data to FRES, which shall provide it thereafter to the Medical Director.

§ 928-4 Effective date.

The effective date of this chapter shall be January 1, 2006.

§ 928-5 Liability insurance based on compliance.

Those EMS agencies who have complied with the reporting requirements contained in this chapter within two years of the enactment of this chapter shall be entitled to liability insurance available from the County of Suffolk in the increased amount of $2,000,000, for so long as they are in compliance with such reporting requirements.

§ 928-6 Release of data from third party.

When data described in §§ 928-1 and 928-2 are collected by a third party, such as a PSAP, an EMS agency's failure to authorize the release of the data from the third party to FRES shall be deemed a failure to comply.