by Nick Delgado
Guam - Guam's emergency medical services could be expanded if legislation introduced by senator Mana Silva Taijeron becomes law. Bill 91 would recognize non-medical transport services, basic life support ground ambulance services and basic life support emergency ambulance services as commercial ambulance services.
The measure would also authorize the EMS Commission to establish rules and regulations for these services. Taijeron has been meeting with members of the current EMS commission and says this will assist the island's already strained ambulance fleet.
Taijeron states, "This legislation will regulate existing private companies that offer some form of ambulance service, thus augmenting certain responsibilities of our existing government ambulances."