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.

REMSCO Membership:

NameCountyREMSCO AffiliationTerm Expires
David AllenLewisPublic at Large4/1/2019
Justin AstafanLewisALS Ind4/1/2019
James BarrSt. LawrenceALS Ind4/1/2022
Joseph BovaJeffersonBLS Ind4/1/2022
James ChestnutSt. LawrenceEMS County Coordinator4/1/2019
Mark DeaversSt. LawrenceALS Ind4/1/2022
Debra FultsJeffersonCourse Sponsor4/1/2022
Kenneth GardnerSt. LawrenceALS Ind4/1/2019
Arthur GarnoSt. LawrenceCourse Sponsor4/1/2019
Larry GirardJeffersonFire BLS4/1/2022
Joseph GuenetJeffersonCommercial EMS4/1/2022
Ronald HanceSt. LawrenceNurse4/1/2022
Kristin JohnsonLewisFire ALS4/1/2019
Walter LehmanLewisNon-EMS Fire4/1/2019
Robert MackenzieLewisDirector Fire & EMS4/1/2022
Carol MuenchSt. LawrenceNurse4/1/2022
David ShermanSt. LawrenceCommercial EMS4/1/2019
Roberta SimpsonJeffersonDispatch4/1/2022
Debbie SingletonJeffersonALS Ind4/1/2019
Ronald SmithJeffersonPublic at Large4/1/2022
Dottie SuiterLewisPublic at Large4/1/2022
Mark TuttleLewisCIC4/1/2022
OpenLewisDispatch4/1/2019
OpenLewis4/1/2019
OpenLewis4/1/2022
Rich HughsJeffersonFort Drum4/1/2019
Lance RonasJeffersonALS Ind4/1/2022
Bruce WrightJeffersonComercial EMS4/1/2022
Mark DaltonSt. LawrenceALS Ind4/1/2019
Karin BlackburnSt. LawrencePublic at Large4/1/2019

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.

REMAC Membership:

Paul Barter

Joseph Bova

Melissa Brook

James Chestnut

Dr. Ryan Coates

Mark Deavers

Dr. Sarah Delaney-Rowland

Dr. W. Allen Fink

Joseph Guenet

Dr. Rosemarie Heisse

Dr. Todd Howland

Dr. Rudolph Cartier III

Jennifer Hynes

Dr. Maya Lundborg-Gray

Robert Mackenzie

Dr. Justin Mackinnon

Dr. Matthew Maynard

Steve Monnat

Mark Parshall

Roberta Simpson

Dr. George Snicer

Mark Tuttle

Dr. Mike Waters

Matthew Yelton


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 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: Carol Muench (crlmuen@aol.com)
Kristin Johnson (Kristin.meade@yahoo.com)
Joe Bova (jbova@co.jefferson.ny.us)

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) —
    • 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

Redacted RB Lawrence CON Transfer