Town of Bethlehem, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem 3-23-2011 by L.L. No. 3-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Defense of Town employees — See Ch. 11.
[Amended 11-13-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013[1]]
There shall be a Board of Ambulance and EMS Commissioners for the Town of Bethlehem pursuant to the provisions of § 198, Subdivision 10-f(e), of Town Law.
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Editor’s Note: This local law also amended the title of this chapter from “District Board of Ambulance Commissioners” to “Board of Ambulance and EMS Commissioners.”
[Amended 11-13-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013
The Board of Ambulance and EMS Commissioners shall advise the Town Board on matters relating to all ambulance and EMS services offered or districts located within the Town, with EMS referring to Emergency Medical Services. These matters shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
A. 
The negotiation of contracts for the provision of ambulance, EMS or Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic service within any ambulance service or district within the Town, and the recommendation to the Town Board of such contracts;
B. 
The review of ambulance service or district finances, including the review of any provider finances as authorized by contract with the Town;
C. 
Compliance with performance standards for the provision of ambulance, EMS or ALS Paramedic service with the Town;
D. 
The establishment of any fees or assessments for the provision of ambulance, EMS or ALS Paramedic service with the Town;
E. 
Ambulance, EMS or ALS Paramedic Services or district operational and organizational efficiencies;
F. 
The coordination of emergency response services within the Town; and
G. 
Such other matters relating to ambulance and emergency services as the Town Board may from time to time request.
[Amended 11-13-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013
The Board of Ambulance Commissioners shall also exercise such power and authority over ministerial function related to the operation of ambulance, EMS and ALS or Paramedic services, including those services provided by Albany County within the Town as the Town Board from time to time may delegate by resolution to the Board of Ambulance Commissioners.
[Amended 11-13-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013
The Board of Ambulance and EMS Commissioners shall consist of three members appointed by the Town Board. The first member appointed shall be appointed for a term of three years, the second member appointed shall be appointed for a term of two years, and the third member appointed shall be appointed for a term of one year. Thereafter, all members shall be appointed for the lesser of the unexpired term of the member such appointee replaces or three years. All terms shall run through December 31 of the year in which the terms expire.
[Amended 11-13-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013
The Town Board may designate a member of the Board Ambulance and EMS Commissioners on an annual basis to serve as the Chairperson, or in the absence of such designation at the time the Chairperson resigns or otherwise leaves the Board, the Board of Ambulance and EMS Commissioners shall have the authority to make such appointment.
The Commissioners shall serve on a voluntary basis, without compensation, or shall receive such compensation as the Town Board may from time to time determine.
The Commissioners, while acting within the scope of their duties as set forth in this chapter, shall receive the benefit of Chapter 11 of the Laws of the Town of Bethlehem, entitled "Defense of Town Employees." Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Commissioners shall not, solely by reason of this section, be otherwise considered to be employees of the Town for any other purpose. The Commissioners' status as employees, independent contractors, volunteers or otherwise shall be determined without regard to this section.