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Ky. medic accused of incorrect death call to face review board

The EMS director was off-duty when he responded to the call; he cancelled responders who were en-route, but officials later noticed the woman was breathing

The Interior Journal

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A complaint against a Lincoln County paramedic who allegedly incorrectly reported that an unresponsive woman was dead has been referred for further action by a preliminary review board.

The board could have dismissed the case, suspended Lincoln paramedic Troy Cain’s license, or revoked his license, but instead opted to "refer the case to legal counsel for further action,” said Kristi Middleton, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS).

Cain is accused of failing to properly determine whether 46-year-old Crystal Tygart was dead before canceling other EMS responders who were en route to Tygart’s home on April 17.

Read full storyIncorrect-Death-Call Case Against Lincoln Paramedic Moves Forward

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