North Country REMSCO and REMAC

REMSCO

The North Country Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) carries out its responsibilities pursuant to Article 30 of the New York State Public Health Law and Part 800 of the NYS CCRR. This Council, comprised of 30 members, has representation from: out-of-hospital emergency medical care providers from the fire service; community volunteers, not-for-profit and commercial ambulance service sectors; physicians; nurses; health planning agencies; hospitals; police services; county government; the business community; and other constituencies promoting good health. By statute, the Council is charged with several responsibilities including coordination of emergency medical services in the North Country Region.

North Country REMAC/REMSCO Meeting Schedule:

2022 Meeting Schedule (002) by North Country EMS on Scribd

North Country REMSCO Membership:

Last NameFirst NameREMSCO AffiliationCountyTerm Expires
BarrJamesALS IndSt. Lawrence01-April-26
BarterPaulEMS County CoordinatorJefferson01-April-23
BennettMichaelALS IndJefferson01-April-26
BlackburnKarinPublic at LargeSt. Lawrence01-April-26
BowmanRobertBLSLewis01-April-23
DaltonMarkALS IndSt. Lawrence01-April-23
DeaversMarkALS IndSt. Lawrence01-April-23
GardnerKennethALS IndSt. Lawrence01-April-23
GirardLarryFire BLSJefferson01-April-26
HughesRichNon-EMS FireJeffersonFort Drum Rep
LehmanWalterNon-EMS FireLewis01-April-23
LevesqueJoshuaALS IndLewis01-April-23
MackenzieRobertDirector of Fire &EMSLewis01-April-26
MitchellJonathanEMS County CoordinatorSt. Lawrence01-April-23
MuenchCarolNurseSt. Lawrence01-April-26
OpenSt. Lawrence 01-April-23
OpenLewis01-April-23
OpenDispatchLewis01-April-23
RivenburghNielDirector of Fire &EMSJefferson01-April-26
RonasLanceALS IndJefferson01-April-26
ShermanDavidCommercial EMSSt. Lawrence01-April-23
SimpsonRobertaDispatchJefferson01-April-26
SingletonDebbieALS IndJefferson01-April-23
SmithRonaldPublic at Large Jefferson01-April-26
SuiterDottiePublic at LargeLewis01-April-26
TuttleMarkCICLewis 01-April-26
WildermuthDouglasCourse SponsorSt. Lawrence01-April-23
WrightBruceCommercial EMSJefferson01-April-23
YeltonMatthewFire BLSLewis01-April-23

North Country REMAC

The Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committees (REMAC) is charged with developing policies, procedures, and triage, treatment, and transportation protocols that are consistent with the standards of the state emergency medical advisory committee and which address specific local conditions. Quality assurance initiatives and the overall clinical operation of the North Country Emergency Medical Services System are also among the primary goals of the REMAC.

North Country REMAC Membership:

Paul Barter

Justin Bhatla

Robert Bowman

Melissa Brook

Dr. Ryan Coates

Mark Deavers

Dr. Sarah Delaney-Rowland

Brian Drapper

Dr. Spencer Heggers

Amanda Henry

Dr. Todd Howland

Joshua Levesque

Dr. Maya Lundborg-Gray

Robert Mackenzie

Dr. Matthew Maynard

Jonathan Mitchell

Debbie Singleton

Dr. George Snicer

Mark Tuttle

Dr. Evelyn Vento


North Country Membership Information

Nominations to the Council shall be made by the Membership Committee, consisting of one member from each county, as appointed by the Council Chair. When an opening exists, the position shall be advertised in the appropriate county newspaper(s), newsletter(s), and the Program Agency website requesting applications, which must include a letter of intent and a resume. The committee shall present applicants for review at the Council meeting, which first occurs following the application deadline. The committee shall present its recommendation for membership at the following Council meeting, at which time a vote shall be taken. Election to the Council shall be by a majority vote of those Council members present. New members shall be seated immediately following the vote.

The Membership Committee shall advertise for, receive and review letters of intent, applications, and resumes for filling Council vacancies. The Membership Committee shall present these applications to the Council and make its recommendations as specified in Article III. The Membership Committee shall review the attendance records of each member prior to each regular meeting to determine if the requirements are fulfilled as specified in Article III. The Committee shall perform such other related duties as determined by the Chair.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents are submitted prior to the due date.

Chair: Karin Blackburn: Chair
Bobbi Simpson
Josh Levesque

REMSCO Application
REMSCO Recommendation Form

REMAC Application


Past Meetings


Certificate of Need (CON) Information

North Country REMSCO Certificate of Need (CON) Fees/Deposits:

*These fees/deposits were approved by full council at the June 5, 2017 meeting.

  • Deposit required for a full CON — $6,500.00*
    • $6500.00 for the first county, $500 each for each additional county.
    • Expenses include but are not limited to: phone calls, travel, mailings, and certified mailings, public hearing officer, facility to hold public hearing, stenographer at both public hearing and Article 30 meeting to record vote. Any unused balance will be returned to the applicant.
  • Deposit required for a transfer CON — $1,000.00*
    • Expenses include but are not limited to: phone calls, travel, mailings, and certified mailings, stenographer at Article 30 meeting to record vote. Any unused balance will be returned to the applicant.
  • Deposit required for a Clarification of Territory (COT) — $0.00
    • Expenses include but are not limited to: phone calls, travel, mailings, and certified mailings, stenographer at Article 30 meeting to record vote. Any unused balance will be returned to the applicant.
Additional important North Country CON information, including timeline

 Parishville REDACTED CON Expansion Application