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File #: 18-720A    Version: 1
Type: Certificate Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2018 Department: Emergency Medical Services Authority
On agenda: 6/5/2018 Final action: 6/5/2018
Title: Issuance of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for non-medical wheelchair transport and stretcher van providers.
Attachments: 1. FE Certificate Issued for On Time Transports LLC, 2. FE Certificate Issued for DHS Services Inc dba Home Helpers, 3. Provider Compliance Review Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Operators, 4. On-Time Transports Application, 5. COPCN Provider List 6-5-18, 6. Home Helpers Application
Related files: 18-354A
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Issuance 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 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 an initial application and have met the Authority’s inspection requirement to operate as a non-medical wheelchair/stretcher van transport business in Pinellas County.

There are currently twelve (12) authorized wheelchair/stretcher transport providers in Pinellas County.  This action would increase that number to fourteen (14) authorized providers. The two added providers are considered under item 18-720A.  This item renews the existing providers

If approved, the COPCNs will expire June 30, 2019.


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. The attached applications provide details on the two new providers requesting to operate within Pinellas County


Fiscal Impact:




Staff Member Responsible:

James G. Fogarty, Director, Safety and Emergency Services



DHS Services Inc. d/b/a Home Helpers
On-Time Transports, L.L.C.



Provider Agency List
COPCN Certificates