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AG 98-089 AG qy ~{)9C¡ MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN KING COUNTY, CITY OF KENT, AND CITY OF FEDERAL WAY ON EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN SOUTH KING COUNTY This Memorandum of Understanding is entered into by the King County Executive and the mayors of the City of Kent and City of Federal Way, and is intended to be a mutual expression of understanding related to the provision of Medic One emergency medical services in South King County. King County and The Cities of Kent and Federal Way mutually agree that the following principles will guide future decisions regarding emergency medical services: . The delivery of Medic One emergency medical services should continue to be provided by a regional network of King County, cities, and fire districts that promotes the integration of advanced life support and basic life support services; . The Medic One emergency medical service system should be regionally coordinated to ensure continuity of patient care across King county. Such service delivery should be based on efficient, high-quality patient care. THEREFORE, the parties mutually agree that if King County elects not to continue as the provider of advanced life support services through the King county Medic One program, that the Cities of Kent and Federal Way shall have the option, in cooperation with other fire department providers, to take the lead in the creation of a new public entity to operate advanced life support services in South King County. This new public entity may include either agency, both agencies, or a network including other South King County fire department providers, as providers of advanced life support services in order to assure the continued provision of efficient and integrated emergency medical services in South King County consistent with the principles enumerated above. This Memorandum of Understanding may be executed in counterparts. King Count: ~-_. Ron Si s, King County Executive Date: '7 - f ¡J ~ C;6' City Date: ~ -/ 1--fr City of FederaL,Way / By: ~ ck-. Ronald Gintz, Mayor, City of Federal Way Date: f/~(19F ORt GINAL (253) 661-4000 FEDERAL WAY WA 98003-6210 May 11, 1998 Charlotte Ohashi King County Executive's Office 516 Third Ave. - Room 400 Seattle, WA 98104 Jim White, Mayor City of Kent 220 - 4th Ave. So. Kent, WA98032 Re: Memorandum of Understanding Dear Ms. Ohashi & Mr. White: Enclosed, please find a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding Between King County, City of Kent, and City of Federal Way on Emergency Medical Services in South King County. Said memorandum was signed by Federal Way Mayor Ron Gintz on April 21, 1998, and is now being forwarded to complete your files. Should you require anything more of the this office, please contact me at (253) 661-4071. Sincerely, 13rJu-' 7!x1kJJv Bob Baker Deputy City Clerk , A6 q~ /()~ MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN KING COUNTY, CITY OF KENT, AND CITY OF FEDERAL WAY ON EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN SOUTH KING COUNTY This Memorandum of Understanding is entered into by the King County Executive and the mayors of the City of Kent and City of Federal Way, and is intended to be a mutual expression of understanding related to the provision of Medic One emergency medical services in South King County. King County and The Cities of Kent and Federal Way mutually agree that the following principles will guide future decisions regarding emergency medical services: . The delivery of Medic One emergency medical services should continue to be provided by a regional network of King County, cities, and fire districts that promotes the integration of advanced life support and basic life support services; . The Medic One emergency medical service system should be regionally coordinated to ensure continuity of patient care across King county. Such service delivery should be based on efficient, high-quality patient care. THEREFORE, the parties mutually agree that if King County elects not to continue as the provider of advanced life support services through the King county Medic One program, that the Cities of Kent and Federal Way shall have the option, in cooperation with other fire department providers, to take the lead in the creation of a new public entity to operate advanced life support services in South King County. This new public entity may include either agency, both agencies, or a network including other South King County fire department providers, as providers of advanced life support services in order to assure the continued provision of efficient and integrated emergency medical services in South King County consistent with the principles enumerated above. This Memorandum of Understanding may be executed in counterparts. Date: .s-- (ö - qð Date: ~ ,-)7-9~ CitYOfZWay , By: - ~¿i&L- r¿j«;f Ronald Gintz, Mayor, City of Federal Way Date: ilà//9r (C~~Y 4/24/98 Bob Baker The attached Memorandum of Understanding re: EMS should be signed and dated by the Mayor as of 4-21-98. You, I assume, will assign an AG# to it and then one original gets mailed back to KC (envelope provided) and one gets mailed to Jim White, Kent Mayor and one the City keeps. Could you please forward a conformed copy to me for our files. Thanks. (If you prefer, Philip Keightley could probably do cover letters.) Eileen Robinson I \ ~,) \ \ I' \, '\ I} I \ \. " \i \~ '\ ","" \ " \ ;~, \'!~" , >,~, ' '\ ., ) \,'¡' \ '\ \ \ .j .' ," , \ ,,! \. )( 'I \ ("" \ ,\ " \".. ~ \ \' , ~ ~/, / / /, I' "/' /t h"',","'.,.,'""", /: " , rr'Í j/ \"""\ "i ~ ,/ ¡ !'". ¡ Vi, ",/ .""i\ "',J \ / ( ( ::k1J F~~ @) King County Executive RON SIMS March 9, 1998 Ron Gintz, Mayor City of Federal Way 33530 First Way South Federal W?JWA 98003 Dear Ma~z: / I want to thank you for your support of the Medic One emergency medical services levy that was overwhelming approved by the voters on February 3. The public demonstrated once again their support for this critical service. Action by the Federal Way City Council in December was necessary to the County placing the measure before the voters. In discussions with your predecessor Skip Priest, Mayor White of Kent, and Jim Hamilton of Fire District 39, we agreed to entering into a memorandum of understanding regarding the future of the paramedic services in south King County. Your cities asked to have a major role in determining the future provision of paramedic services in south King County should the County ever decide to no longer be the provider. Mr. Hamilton, Chief Angelo from Kent, and my staff have drafted language which reflects our mutual understanding on this matter. However, I want to reiterate that King County has no intention of getting out of the paramedic service delivery business. I hope you will join me and Mayor White in signing the attached Memorandum of Understanding and returning it as soon as possible. I will forward to you a copy of the fully executed document. Thank you again for your support of the Medic One emergency medical services levy. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at (206) 296-4040, or Steve Call, Assistant Deputy County Executive at (206) 296-4526. (' st',ÏÍI, M""Y. ---"- " .r' ~ Ron Sims King County Executive cc: Alonzo Plough, Director, Department of Public Health Steve Call, Assistant Deputy County Executive KING COUNTY COURTHOUSE 516 THIRD AVENUE, ROOM 400 SEATTLE, WA 98104-3271 (206) 296-4040 296-0194 FAX 296-0200 TOO E-mail: ron.sims@metrokc.gov €;> King County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act -~,