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Vegas moves toward agreement in hospital transport feud

Since disagreements after the city took on more transports in March, AMR and the city have been working toward a contract extension agreement

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Fire Chief Willie McDonald and American Medical Response officials, after feuding since March over delivering patients to hospitals, have been working in tandem to reach a contract extension agreement acceptable to both the city and AMR.

If they agree on terms by the Wednesday meeting of the City Council, then a contract extension is likely to be approved by the council.

If they don’t agree, then McDonald is expected to continue pursuing an alternative that would mean the process to settle an exclusive franchise agreement would be opened for bids from other private ambulance companies. A number are eager to bid, according to Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

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