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.
My question is about Golden Valley fire district and their pursuit for the CON. We have heard so many different things about the prospects of Golden Valley fire getting the CON but I know the administrative judge ruled that we are not ready any thoughts yet and are you going to make the decision Mr. Will Humble.