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Ambulance Licensing

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The Ambulance Licensing Section oversees the private ambulance system in Los Angeles County.

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Amended Ambulance Ordinance:
Revisions to the Los Angeles County Ambulance Ordinance and business license fees became effective on JULY 28, 2011. Among other changes, 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. In addition to the currently licensed ambulance operators (refer to “Licensed Ambulance Operators”) under the Section Links on this page, the “Pending Ambulance Operator Applications” listing below identifies those existing ambulance operators that may continue to operate in the County, pending approval of their application.  Companies which may not operate pending approval of their application are also included and clearly identified on the “Pending Ambulance Operator Applications” listing.

Public Hearings 

    Feb 1, 2017
 (Notice & Agenda

  1. Skori, Inc. dba West Coast Ambulance (Corporate Director Change) -- Approved 3/01/2017
  2. Viewpoint Ambulance, Inc.-- Approved 3/01/2017


    
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:
ambulanceviolations@dhs.lacounty.gov.  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.

Overflow Agreement
Request For Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) For Transportation Overflow Services ***Closed at this time

Contacts

  John Telmos, RN, MICN
Program Manager
(562) 347-1677
(562) 946-6594 (FAX)
jtelmos@dhs.lacounty.gov
   
Christopher Ressetti Christopher Rossetti
EMS Ambulance Programs Coordinator
(562) 347-1688
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
crossetti@dhs.lacounty.gov
   
  Phillip Santos, MSN, RN, MICN
Nursing Instructor - Ambulance Programs
(562) 347-1684
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
psantos@dhs.lacounty.gov
   
  Christine Zaiser, BSN, RN, PHN
Nursing Instructor - Ambulance Programs
(562) 347-1685
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
czaiser@dhs.lacounty.gov
   
lily Martini Lily Martini
Contract Program Auditor
(562) 347-1686
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
lmartini@dhs.lacounty.gov

 

 
Ophelia Rodriguez

Ofelia Rodriguez
Contract Program Auditor
(562) 347-1691
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
ofridriguez@dhs.lacounty.gov

   
Helain Hence Helain Hence
Contract Program Auditor
(562) 347-1693
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
hhence@dhs.lacounty.gov
   
  Kurt Kunkel
Civilian Investigator
(562) 347-1687
(562) 941-5835 (FAX)
KKunkel@dhs.lacounty.gov
   
  Anita Gowing
Civilian Investigator
(562) 347-1675
Agowing@dhs.lacounty.gov

Responsibilities

  • 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.