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Emergency Medical and Ambulance Advisory Board

Purpose

The Emergency Medical and Ambulance Advisory Board coordinates ambulance and related medical transportation services throughout Whatcom County, settles disputes, and makes budget and other recommendations to the Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council. The board is established jointly by Whatcom County Code (WCC 5.04.080) and Bellingham Municipal Code (BMC 2.60.010 and BMC 2.60.020).

Administration of the Emergency Medical and Ambulance Advisory Board is the responsibility of the Whatcom County Executive.

Typical Decisions

The board shall:

Membership

The board consists of:

Per Whatcom County Code (WCC 5.04.080), the Whatcom County Executive shall serve as chairperson of the board, unless the board shall elect at a meeting another of its members as chairperson. The chairperson of the board may call the board into session on his/her own motion, and the chairperson shall convene the board when requested to do so by a participating agency.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Administration of the Emergency Medical and Ambulance Advisory Board, including scheduling meetings, establishing agendas and taking minutes, is the responsibility of the Whatcom County Executive. Copies of meeting minutes as provided to the City of Bellingham are posted here to increase public information about the work of this advisory board.

 

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