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Offline bajdas

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Can SAAS refuse to transport ?
« on: January 05, 2011, 11:01:39 AM »
Genuine question to satisfy my curiosity.

Can SAAS crew refuse to transport a person they are requested to ? City or country ?

I know other emergency services can state 'not an emergency incident, not attending'. I am also thinking of the violent drunk or drug patient where the crew is at risk in the vehicle by the patient.

But I imagine it would extreme for them not to transport.
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Re: Can SAAS refuse to transport ?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 01:38:17 PM »
the frontline clinician can based on a clinical assesment.

The monkey calltakers cannot.

as per the usual though - it's all about how you sell it.  Telling a patient "you're wasting my F%*#@%ing time - now bug ger off" will probably not work. 

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