[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam 7-16-1980; amended in its entirety 9-26-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam hereby approves the formation of the Rotterdam Emergency Medical Board and authorizes the charter for said Board.
The membership of said Board consists of the following:
Two members from the Rotterdam Town Board.
Two members from the Rotterdam Police Department.
Two members from the current Town-based ambulance service provider.
Two members from the fire department rescue squads as nominated by the Rotterdam Chief's Association.
Two residents at large from the Town of Rotterdam.
The Town Board shall appoint a Chairperson and a Recording Secretary. The Board shall adopt rules and procedures for its meetings. It shall keep accurate records of its meetings and activities and shall file an annual report as provided in § 27-5 of this article.
The powers and duties of the Board shall be to:
Advise the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam on all matters regarding emergency medical services affecting the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Town, including emergency preparedness.
Facilitate cooperation, leadership and strong working relationships between all emergency service providers in the Town.
Promote quality patient care through collaboration.
Advise the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam of new development in technology and cost-saving measures affecting basic life support, advanced life support and transportation services.
Seek to coordinate, assist and unify the efforts of private groups and individuals within the Town of Rotterdam in accord with the purposes of this chapter.
Carry out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Town Board and to carry out such tasks or responsibilities, consistent with the objectives of this chapter, as may be assigned by resolution of the Town Board.
The Board shall submit an annual report to the Town Board, not later than the first day of April of each year, concerning the activities and work of the Board and from time to time shall submit such reports and recommendations as may be necessary to fulfill the purposes of this chapter.
The members of the Board, including ex officio members, shall receive no compensation for their services as members thereof but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties within the appropriations made available thereto.