Financial Assistance for STARS Landing

Res #: 35-16M
Number: 35
Year: 2016
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)

WHEREAS STARS is providing an essential service by transporting patients from rural hospitals and emergency situations and local fire departments are required to supervise and assist with the landing of STARS; and

WHEREAS local fire departments pay their fireman for each call they attend and these departments may be out thousands of dollars per year, in order to provide this service to STARS; and

WHEREAS fire departments are not reimbursed by STARS, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), towns, rural municipalities or Government of Saskatchewan for attending and assisting to STARS landings;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to explore funding solutions to reimburse fire departments for expenses incurred in assisting and supporting STARS landings for local hospitals to transport patients and/or emergency situations.

View response from the CIC President on behalf of the Minister Responsible for SGI