A few weeks ago I approved American Medical Response’s (AMR Maricopa) application to operate ambulances in Maricopa County, called a Certificate of Necessity or CON. While I approved the CON (after reviewing a host of evidence presented to an Administrative Law Judge and her Order) I didn’t actually issue the Certificate because of the administrative and due process statutes involved. A.R.S. § 12-901(2) says that decisions in administrative adjudications aren’t “final” until after a request for rehearing or review is denied, or the decision on a request for rehearing or review is rendered. Rural Metro (pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1092.09) filed a request for rehearing or review of my decision.
Today I denied Rural Metro’s request for a rehearing and issued the Certificate to AMR.