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File #: 18-354A    Version: 1
Type: Certificate Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2018 Department: Emergency Medical Services Authority
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action: 6/5/2018
Title: Renewal of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for non-medical wheelchair transport and stretcher van providers.
Attachments: 1. FE Certificate Issued for Americhair Transport Service Inc, 2. FE Certificate Issued for CareCabee Transportation LLC, 3. FE Certificate Issued for Pinellas Transportation LLC, 4. FE Certificate Issued for The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Inc dba TransCare Medical Transportation, 5. FE Certificate Issued for Trinity Mobility Inc dba A Trinity Wheelchair Transportation, 6. FE Certificate Issued for Wheelchair Transport Service Inc, 7. FE Certificate Issued for Care Ride LLC, 8. FE Certificate Issued for Ekallevig Transport LLC dba Caliber Patient Transport, 9. FE Certificate Issued for Liberty Wheelchair Transport LLC, 10. FE Certificate Issued for Lifefleet Southeast Inc dba American Medical Response, 11. FE Certificate Issued for Medfleet Inc, 12. FE Certificate Issued for Wheelchair Stretcher Limo Inc, 13. Provider Compliance Review Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Operators, 14. Liberty Wheelchair Application, 15. Wheelchair Stretcher Limo Application, 16. Medfleet Application, 17. American Medical Response Application, 18. Caliber Application, 19. Care Ride Application, 20. Wheelchair Transport Service Application, 21. A Trinity Wheelchair Transportation Application, 22. TransCare Application, 23. Pinellas Transportation Application, 24. CareCabee Application, 25. Americhair Application, 26. COPCN Provider List
Related files: 18-720A
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Renewal of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for non-medical wheelchair transport and stretcher van providers.



Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Sitting as the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority, issue a renewal Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for each wheelchair/stretcher van transport provider on the attached listing.

Authorize the Chairman to sign the certificates.



Strategic Plan:

Ensure Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
2.1 Provide planning, coordination, prevention, and protective services to ensure a safe and secure community.

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.1 Maximize partner relationships and public outreach.
5.3 Ensure effective and efficient delivery of county services and support.



The firms on the attached provider list have completed a renewal application and have met the Authority’s inspection requirement to operate as a non-medical wheelchair/stretcher van transport business in Pinellas County.  Current COPCNs will expire June 30, 2018.  There are a total of twelve (12) providers of which six (6) have applied to render both wheelchair and stretcher van services.  On a separate BCC item two additional new providers of wheelchair service COPCNs are being considered under item 18-720A. If approved, the total number of providers will increase to fourteen (14).  This item however is for renewal of the existing 12 providers.


Background Information:

Pursuant to Pinellas County Code, Chapter 54, firms providing Wheelchair/Stretcher Van Transportation Services are required to obtain a COPCN in order to operate in Pinellas County.


Fiscal Impact:



Staff Member Responsible:

James G. Fogarty, Director, Safety and Emergency Services



Americhair Transport Service, Inc.
CareCabee Transportation, L.L.C.
Care Ride, L.L.C.
EKallevig Transport, L.L.C. d/b/a Caliber Patient Transport
Liberty Wheelchair Transport, L.L.C.
Lifefleet Southeast, Inc. d/b/a American Medical Response (AMR)
MedFleet, Inc.
Pinellas Transportation, L.L.C. (Formerly Tender Touch Transport Service L.L.C.)
TransCare Medical Transportation Services
Trinity Mobility, Inc., d/b/a, A Trinity Wheelchair Transportation
Wheelchair/Stretcher Limo, Inc.
Wheelchair Transport Service, Inc.



Provider Agency List
COPCN Certificates
COPCN Applications