Petition to Modernize Harlingen Ambulance City Ordinance:

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Petition to Modernize Harlingen Ambulance City Ordinance:
Since the 1980s the city of Harlingen has had in place a city ordinance allowing only STEC (South Texas Emergency Care) foundation access to pick up and transport patients from within city limits. While ambulances transporting patients to hospitals and clinics may stay with the patient to transport back, the police may fine ambulance companies or even arrest paramedics working for companies other than STEC when operating on non-emergent transports. This city ordinance originated in an effort to mitigate insurance fraud, and is apparently quite a common measure taken across many cities. This precaution, however, impedes on personal patient preferences. Patients ought to have the right to choose their medical service providers, including their ambulatory services. The United States Bill of Patient Rights explicitly states that patients have a right to “contract their physician(s) on mutually agreeable terms.” The Harlingen ambulatory city ordinance infringes on the right of patients to choose and contract their own healthcare providers. Please sign this petition to show solidarity on behalf of Rio Grande Valley patients to ensure the city can see their constituents dissatisfaction with this ordinance.



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