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Tulsa denies emergency agency's request for rate increase


September 15, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa City Council has denied the Emergency Medical Services Authority's request to raise its rates to help cover its defense in a federal kickbacks lawsuit.

The authority's board of trustees voted in August to increase their emergency transport from $1,300 to $1,700. The board needed the City Council's approval for the hike to take effect.

On Wednesday, the council voted against the increased rates. In making their decision, councilors described having distrust in the agency's management, the Tulsa World reported.

Jan Slater, chairwoman of the authority's board of...

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