Clark Co. may end contract with ambulance provider

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Posted on March 2, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 2 at 12:41 AM

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Clark County commissioners may end their contract with the company they use for ambulances.
 
During a meeting Thursday night, Commissioners were surprised to learn that more than 20-percent of emergency response times for rural metro took more than 12-minutes.
 
Another complaint was that rural metro does not carry ativan, a drug used to treat seizures and the Clark County Health Department requires it in ambulances.
 
911 dispatchers also complain Rural Metro's Indianapolis office often overrides local dispatchers and sends ambulances on runs with a higher price tag.

The contract with rural metro allows the company to be fired with 60 days notice. On Thursday night, the commisioners voted to give the company two weeks to respond to the allegations before making a decision.
 

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