[HISTORY: Adopted New Canaan Town Council 7-8-81, effective 7-24-81. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be an Emergency Medical Services Commission composed of three members who shall be electors of the town. The members shall serve without compensation and shall hold no other office of trust or emolument in the town government.
The Selectmen shall annually, on the first day of December, commencing December 1, 1982, appoint one member of the Emergency Medical Services Commission who, after qualification, shall hold office for a term of three years from the first day of December until his or her successor has been appointed and shall have qualified. As long as there shall be a volunteer ambulance company in the Town of New Canaan receiving town aid, one of the members of the Commission shall be a member of and a past or present officer of such a volunteer ambulance company. Two members of the Commission shall have no affiliation with the volunteer ambulance company. Not more than two members of the same political party shall serve on the Commission at the same time.
On or promptly after the first day of December of each year, the Commission shall meet at the call of the First Selectman to choose one of its members to be Chairman and one of its members to be Secretary. The Chairman shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Commission and shall have a vote as a member thereof. The Secretary shall file in the office of the Town Clerk a record of all proceedings, acts and resolutions of the Commission, including the votes of each member on all actions taken, and such record shall be a public record. Two members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting.
Except for the original appointments as hereinbefore stated, all subsequent appointments shall be for a term of three years.
The Commission is created for the purpose of providing to the Town of New Canaan an emergency medical services system. The Commission shall establish policy for the planning, coordination and administration of emergency medical services organizations and providers serving the Town of New Canaan.
As to volunteer ambulance companies providing emergency medical services to the town, the Commission shall:
Consult with each such company and furnish annually to the Selectmen and itemized estimate of the amount that the Commission recommends be appropriated for the support and maintenance during the ensuing fiscal year of each such company, together with an itemized statement of the expenditures for similar purposes during the preceding fiscal year.
Consult with the members of each such company and thereafter adopt rules and regulations for governing their members and establish standards for the delivery of emergency medical care, so that the town will be assured adequate emergency medical services.