Hall Ambulance is in breach of 2017 contract, Kern County confirms

  • [photo by Gary Meyer]

    [photo by Gary Meyer]

By TME team

The ambulance company with a virtual monopoly to serve 90% of the people in Kern County has received a stinging report card with failing grades.

Matt Constantine of the Kern County Public Health Services Department told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 6 that Hall Ambulance Service was in breach of its contract to provide emergency medical services to Kern County’s citizens during much of 2017.

Kern County’s contract with Hall defines “out of compliance” as failing to meet required response times on at least…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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This week Hall Ambulance Service (right) had to answer to the Kern County Board of Supervisors for being in breach of contract in five of its “exclusive operating areas” for not getting to emergencies in time. Above: Owner Harvey Hall had a similar headache ten years ago when late arrivals in Pine Mountain Club led to an end to his exclusive hold on providing paramedic services in the county.

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This is part of the February 9, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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