Independent assessment aims to look at Perry Township Hearth Office EMS

Perry Township is to retain an outside legal firm to look into Fire Department emergency medical service procedures.

PERRY TWP. An exterior lawful organization has been tapped to review policies inside of the township Fire Department associated to unexpected emergency healthcare company (EMS).

On Tuesday night, Perry trustees passed a resolution to enlist Leslie Kuntz, an lawyer with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. law firm of Jackson Township, to perform the independent report, according to township attorney Charlie Hall.

“We wanted an outside the house entity to evaluation all the things, to see if there were being any missteps or misconduct (related to EMS procedures) within just the Hearth Office itself,” Hall said Thursday morning in a cellular phone job interview.

In late December, the condition auditor agreed to consider the guide on a civil lawsuit, aiming to recoup far more than $1.1 million owed to the township by way of faulty, third-party EMS billing.

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber launched a 2019 money audit of the township done by his office, included a finding of $1,118,111 in unpaid dollars. The township is owed $1,118,111 for EMS operates from January 2016 by January 2017, according to the audit.