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EMS responsible for transporting long-term care patients

from Medicine Hat News

When someone is placed in a seniors' residence because they require 24/7 care, it is the duty of EMS to transport them to a medical appointment, says Emergency Medical Services. It is important to differentiate here between 'assisted living' and 'long-term care.' "If they are in a long-term care bed, subsidized by Alberta Health Services, receiving care through AHS, then that is a patient and AHS is responsible," said Nick Thain, executive director for EMS and interfacility transfer. more


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