Canyon County allows private ambulance company

Canyon County allows private ambulance company
Posted at 1:54 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 15:54:31-04

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) -- A private, Boise-based ambulance company will be allowed to transport patients in Canyon County in non-emergency situations under terms settling a federal lawsuit.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the county had previously denied permission for Injury Care Emergency Medical Services to operate over legal concerns. The company sued in 2015.

Canyon County commissioners said the deal was reached among the county, the company, and the publicly funded Canyon County Ambulance District. It allows the ambulance company to transport patients between medical facilities, such as when patients need to be referred for additional tests.

Owner Richard Radnovich says the company will begin seeking additional contracts with hospitals in the area.