Medical director: NY ambulance review board has no teeth

Stopped going to meetings when told board had no regulatory capability


By Matthew Spina
Buffalo News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — By some accounts, Buffalo's Emergency Medical Services Board lacks the teeth to demand a higher level of ambulance service in the city.

"We really didn't have any regulatory or punitive action that we could take," said Dr. Joseph Takats, an emergency physician who also serves as medical director for Twin City Ambulance.

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