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The legal issues topic contains news and information about legal issues affecting EMS personnel, agencies or departments.

Find the latest news from personnel misconduct, to disciplinary and harassment cases, to malpractice lawsuits, as well as advice to prevent legal action with EMS training, documentation and management.

Chris Cebollero shares his jury duty experience and the takeaways on integrity, documentation and admitting your mistakes
The PCR is all that stands between you and trouble when you find yourself on the witness stand
Proven strategies to turn the tables and bring balance back into negotiations
The paramedic took a woman to the hospital for a miscarriage, only to be asked to return to the home to look for a deceased infant
The paper emphasizes the need for uniform FBI-compliant biometric criminal history checks for all U.S. EMS practitioner licenses
Officials said the Office of Emergency Medical Services is dealing with the deficit due to years of budgeting beyond available resources
At the time of the incident, a patient was in the back of the ambulance, the Detroit Fire Department said
Anthony Spada, a firefighter and paramedic with the Walla Walla Fire Department, stood trial on child sex crime charges earlier this year, but a mistrial was declared
The 19-year-old medical transport van driver was facing charges of vehicular homicide and failure to maintain a lane
Three Greene County officials were charged with tampering with public records
Colorado Solictor General Shannon Stevenson said the Aurora paramedics administered too much ketamine for McClain’s body weight
Springfield EMT Peggy Finley had a $60K bond refunded due to recent legislation
Jury selection begins Monday for Aurora Fire Department paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Lt. Peter Cichuniec
EMS1’s EMS trends state-of-the-industry survey provides targets for reducing stress, staffing challenges and leadership shortfalls
The committee recommends limiting copays for ambulance rides to $100, or 10% of what insurance pays out of network for ambulance services