Struggling ambulance services may find life support in proposed bill
January 12, 2023
Mounting pressures have made it nearly impossible for rural EMS agencies to balance their budgets, resulting in a spate of EMS office closures across Wyoming and increasing uncertainty about providing ambulance and emergency care to state residents.
One proposed bill at the Legislature aims to create a new funding source.
Sen. Cale Case (R-Lander) is sponsoring Senate File 43 – EMS districts, which would allow counties to form — and local voters to adopt and fund — EMS districts.
“We’re hoping to get sustainable funding, hold the level of service or make it a little bit bet...