The Ambulance Licensing Section oversees the private ambulance system in Los Angeles County.
Amended Ambulance Ordinance:
Revisions to the Los Angeles County Ambulance Ordinance and business license fees became effective on July 28, 2011. All ground and air ambulance operators who transport patients originating anywhere in Los Angeles County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas) are now required to obtain a Los Angeles County Ambulance Operator Business License. Any ambulance operator seeking to provide services in Los Angeles County must first obtain a Los Angeles County Ambulance Operator Business License prior to conducting pick-ups within Los Angeles County.
The Los Angeles County EMS Agency is currently in the process of revising the Los Angeles County Ambulance Ordinance. Attached is the draft for public review and a comment form. Any comments must be submitted using the comment form to the EMS Agency, Attn: Phillip Santos, Ambulance Licensing Manager at: Los Angeles County EMS Agency, 10100 Pioneer Blvd. Suite 200, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles County Ambulance Ordinance Draft
July 13, 2017 (Notice & Agenda)
1. Care 1stAmbulance, Inc. dba AHA Ambulance (Rehearing)
2. Symons Emergency Specialties, Inc. dba Symons Ambulance
Pending Ambulance Operator Applications
Pending Ambulette Operator Applications
Preparing for Ambulance/Ambulette Business License Public Hearings
Ambulance Operator/ Personnel Violations
Report ambulance operator and/or ambulance personnel violations by completing and submitting a Los Angeles County EMS Agency Situation Report OR by e-mail to:email@example.com. When submitting an e-mail, provide as much specific information as possible. Photographs and other evidence of the alleged violation may be attached to the e-mail.
Request For Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) For Transportation Overflow Services ***Closed at this time
- Licenses private ambulance operators, private ambulance vehicles and ambulette (wheelchair or medical transportation vans) vehicles annually.
- Conducts annual audits of ambulance operators to ensure that operators maintain required State and County licenses, and required insurance minimums, and meets established standards.
- We administer seven (7) primary (9-1-1) contracts with four (4) providers (AMR 3, WestMed 2, Care 1 and Schaefer 1).
- Conducts monthly 9-1-1 response time service audits on the four primary ambulance providers, to ensure contractual compliance under the County.
- Administers Transportation Overflow Agreements for the non-emergency transportation of County responsible patients.
- Periodic review of the general public rates charged by operators to private patient, and modification of these rates based on the Consumer Price Index or Statewide surveys as per the County Code.
- Investigates billing or other service complaints related to the ambulance program.
Translation in progress.....