Ordinance 2014-03

AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
AMENDING CODIFIED ORDINANCE SECTION 1523.01(c)
RELATING TO THE RECOVERY OF COSTS FOR
EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDED TO NON-RESIDENTS.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2009-54 and 2011-07, the Village authorized amendments to Chapter 1523 relating to the recovery of costs for emergency services provided to non-residents; and

WHEREAS, at this time, it has become necessary to further amend Section 1523.01(c) to provide the Finance Director the authority to waive co-payments in place of the Fire Chief. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, THAT:

SECTION 1. Section 1523.01(c), Recovery of Costs for Emergency Medical Services Provided to Non-Residents, shall be amended to read as set forth below and shall be effective upon passage:

(c) Usual and customary rate (UCR) shall be accepted by the Village for every person transported even if a provider contract does not exist with the insurance provider. Notwithstanding the acceptance of UCR, co-payments due under individual contracts remain the responsibility of the patient unless otherwise waived under this chapter or by the Finance Director.

(Ord. 2011-07.  Passed 5-16-11.)

SECTION 2. The Council finds and determines that all formal actions of this Council relating to the adoption of this Ordinance have been taken at open meetings of this Council; and that deliberations of this Council and of its committees, resulting in such formal action, took place in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all statutory requirements including the requirements of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

SECTION 3. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure immediately necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mayfield Village, Ohio.  It shall, therefore, take effect immediately upon the passage by the affirmative vote of not less than five (5) members elected to Council and approval by the Mayor or otherwise at the earliest time allowed by law.

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