Ambulance Patient Offload Time (APOT)

The EMS Authority was mandated (Health and Safety Code 1797.120) to develop a statewide methodology for calculating and reporting ambulance patient offload times by a LEMSA. This statewide, standard methodology was based on input received from stakeholders, including but not limited to: hospitals, LEMSAs, public and private EMS providers.

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