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According to Wonderland, MA 01005’s Town Administrator Heather Lemieux in a recent letter to the Department of Public Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services, Charles Fullam has been the authorized signatory to complete all official ambulance records with the Commonwealth for the past eight years. http://www.scribd.com/doc/133890634/Barre-Claims-to-Be-the-Licensee-for-AmbulanceService But why would the Town need to authorize any such a thing given the fact the private, nonprofit BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. has been the Licensee up until this year?
2007 & 2008 AMBULANCE LICENSE
2009 AMBULANCE LICENSE
2010 AMBULANCE LICENSE
**OEMS is in the process of retrieving this record from State Archives. Once received it will be inserted here for all Outsiders to view**.
2011 AMBULANCE LICENSE
2012 AMBULANCE LICENSE
2013 AMBULANCE LICENSE
If Mr. Fullam was Wonderland’s authorized signatory this raises even more questions – legal, criminal, and more . . . But for the time being let’s simply focus one: According to OEMS Wonderland has always been the Licensee and the awarding of the license to the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. for the past SIX YEARS was the result of clerical errors. This alleged fact would mean that the Department of Public Health and OEMS have failed to catch this “error” until yours truly brought it to their attention some months ago. It would also mean that Mr. Fullam and every employee of the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. as well as its board members failed to catch this public error too.
This is what’s printed at the bottom of each license:
But high ranking state officials refuse to admit the obvious, rather denial has been their course of action from the outset: From: craig shibley [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 10:47 AM To: Murphy, Brendan P (DPH) Cc: Cameron, Silva (DPH) Subject: RE: Complaint Barre EMS Mr. Murphy: The following is a request pursuant to the Commonwealth’s Public Records Law. In an email to me dated October 19, 2012 (see below) you wrote: . . . the complaint does not raise alleged violations of the EMS System statute and regulations . . . and The Office of Emergency Medical Services will also be updating its ambulance licensure database to accurately reflect that the Town of Barre is the licensee, as requested in the ambulance licensure application which was submitted. According to the Office of Emergency Medical Service’s regulations, 105 CMR 170.245 and M.G.L. c. 111C, §8(b) no licensee shall transfer or assign in any manner, voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, or by transfer of control of any company or of any asset or any equity interest in any entity, the license issued to the licensee or any rights thereunder, without first applying in writing to the Department for permission to transfer or assign the license. The Department shall grant or deny the request in writing within 60 days of the filing of the request. No transfer of a license shall be effective without written prior approval by the Department. As you should well know in a DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC HEALTH document dated March 2012 listing all of the Commonwealth’s legally registered ambulance services, http://www.scribd.com/doc/102535217/EMS-Chameleon-Barre-s-Acting-Director , the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. was identified as the Licensee.
I am requesting the following from OEMS: 1. A copy of the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC.’s (or its other known business names: BARRE AMBULANCE SERVICE or BARRE EMS) related letter to the Department as stipulated in M.G.L. c. 111C, §8(b) to transfer its license to the TOWN of BARRE; 2. A copy of OEMS’s correspondence to the TOWN of BARRE and the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. (or its related business names as previously cited) approving the transfer as stipulated in M.G.L. c. 111C, §8(b); I appreciate your continued cooperation.
From: Cameron, Silva (DPH) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 8:22 AM To: 'craig shibley' Subject: RE: Complaint Barre EMS Mr. Shibley, The Department has no records responsive to this public records request. That is because this ambulance service license was never transferred: It was always the Town of Barre’s license. There was simply a clerical error made that resulted in the Barre Emergency and Rescue Squad’s name being entered into our ambulance service database as licensee instead of the Town’s. That error has since been corrected. Silva Cameron Silva Cameron, JD Manager, Policy and Regulatory Development Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services
From: Cameron, Silva (DPH) [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 3:27 PM
To: 'craig shibley' Subject: RE: FOLLOW-UP: Complaint Barre EMS
Dear Mr. Shibley:
The information I have provided you is indeed true and legitimate: The signatory on the ambulance license application, Charles Fullam, was delegated by the Town of Barre to complete and sign this application on the Town’s behalf. This is a routine practice throughout the Commonwealth: When municipalities are the licensees, such as in Barre, they do not typically have a town administrative official handle completion and signing of the ambulance service application, but rather delegate it to a manager at the specific entity carrying out the ambulance service for the town under the town’s license. Mr. Fullam was the manager of the rescue squad carrying out the ambulance service for the licensee Town of Barre, and a town police officer. He was delegated the function of completing the application and signing it.
As for Mr. Fullam’s use of the nonprofit’s federal ID number: Mr. Fullam made an error in using this number. The Town has since corrected that, and more recent applications do not repeat this error. But it did not change the facts that the Town of Barre has been the ambulance licensee and there has been no transfer of license. Further, the Department has not been “stonewalling” regarding your public records requests. With regard to this most recent one, as I told you before, we have no records responsive to your request. There has been no such transfer of license and thus there are no records of such a transfer. Each of your previous public records requests has been filled. Sincerely, Silva Cameron From: Cameron, Silva (DPH) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:34 AM To: 'craig shibley' Cc: Bonaiuto, Phil (DPH) Subject: RE: FOLLOW-UP: Complaint Barre EMS Hi Mr. Shibley, I’m going to have you follow up with Phil Bonaiuto, the inspector for Barre’s ambulance service and also the field supervisor for all the DPH/OEMS ambulance services. He has more
knowledge of the details of ambulance service licensure, including this particular service. My understanding of this is that the confusion and errors that appear on the old ambulance service licenses and old listings in our licensure database here are simply a result of reporting/clerical errors, and that Phil has worked with the Town to clean that all up. My understanding from Phil is that the Town has in actuality been consistently the licensee, despite these errors. I’ve cc’d Phil on this. You may contact Phil at this email, or by his work cell phone, at 617-xxxxxxx. Thanks. Silva *****
Too damn funny! So many clerical errors and so much unaccounted money. But let’s continue to play along with this tale of coincidences and unfortunate mistakes. If true that Wonderland has always been the licensee then surely this original license must exist – somewhere? Because how else could anyone prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this was ever the case? And if true then surely OEMS must have documentation allowing the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. and/or Wonderland to allow a fictitious company, the BARRE AMBULANCE SERVICE, to provide the EMS service? But no, OEMS cannot! The agency has nothing!
From: Erickson, Sean (DPH) [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, April 08, 2013 3:22 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Pianka, Jamie (DPH); Cameron, Silva (DPH) Subject: Public Record Request [PI# 13-059] Dear Mr. Shibley:
In response to your February 25, 2013 request, the Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Quality has conducted a search of its records for the following documents: 1. Any correspondence between you and the Town of Barre and/or the Barre Emergency & Rescue Squad Inc. in 2012 – Present specific to “cleaning up” Licensee issues ; 2. Town of Barre’s service zone plan (preliminary or approved); 3. The most recent provider contracts on file with the Department between the Town of Barre, the Barre Emergency & Rescue Squad Inc., the Barre Family Health Center, and any elderly care facility in Barre’s designated service zone ; 4. The Town of Barre / Barre Emergency & Rescue Squad Inc.’s 2012 complete license renewal application (if applicable) In response to your request, the Department has already provided you with the Town of Barre’s 2012 complete license renewal application. I regret to inform you that the Department holds no documentation responsive to parts 1, 2 or 3 of your request…. If you feel that you have been aggrieved by this response, please contact the Public Records Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at (617) 727-2832.
Sincerely, Sean M. Erickson Program Coordinator Department of Public Health Division of Health Care Quality *****
From: Erickson, Sean (DPH) [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:14 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Public Record Request
Dear Mr. Shibley:
In response to your March 22, 2013 request, the Department of Public Health, Division of Health Care Quality has conducted a search of its records for the following documents:
1. The correspondence from the Town of Barre and/or the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. to OEMS requesting the dba BARRE AMBULANCE SERVICE and OEMS’s affirming correspondence; 2. The correspondence from the Town of Barre and/or the BARRE EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD INC. to OEMS requesting the dba BARRE EMS and OEMS’s affirming correspondence; 3. The Town of Barre’s original ambulance license certificate awarded by the MA Department of Public Health;
In response to your request, I regret to inform you that the Department holds no responsive documentation… If you feel that you have been aggrieved by this response, please contact the Public Records Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at (617) 727-2832. Sincerely, Sean M. Erickson Program Coordinator Department of Public Health Division of Health Care Quality Nurse Aide Registry *****
Aggrieved? Must certainly not. I feel deceived. I expect such misdirection and obfuscation from Wonderland because that’s how these hacks operate. But from the Commonwealth? I had hoped for better. But no more. As for Mr. Fullam and his role in this sordid affair, it keeps getting murkier and murkier. Fullam has refused to respond to the following records request from March:
From: craig shibley [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 9:59 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Lorraine.Tarrow@state.ma.us Subject: records request: BARRE EMS Mr. Fullam: The following is a request pursuant to the Commonwealth’s Public Records Law. According to the MA Department of Health the Barre Emergency & Rescue Squad Inc. (aka Barre EMS) is a purportedly a municipal entity. And you, Mr. Fullam, are a town employee with the titles of Manager and EMS Coordinator.
As such you would be the custodian of the records I seek.
I am requesting to view the following:
1. The Service’s trip logs from 2012 pursuant to 105 CMR 170.345. The Office of Emergency Medical Services requires minimum information for each EMS run to be submitted to the Department within 14 days of the call, via upload or direct on-line data entry, to the MATRIS website. Given the nature of the system it shouldn’t be a problem viewing the records all the while bypassing patient information; 2. The EMS Coordinator job description; 3. Your employee contract with the Town of Barre specific to your role with the Service; 4. The business certificates specific to the following dba’s: Barre EMS and the Barre Ambulance Service;
Lastly Mr. Fullam, in a prior records request you alleged to the Secretary of the Commonwealth how I forwarded an email to your personal address and that it went to “junk mail” and was subsequently deleted. The Supervisor of Records, in a disposition letter to me dated November 19, 2012, wrote the following: Public records requests must be sent to a municipal governmental entity, not to a private individual… Mr. Fullam requested that future requests be sent to the Town rather than to his private email address.
You allegedly represent a municipal entity in your capacity as EMS Manager/Coordinator and this email address is on file with the MA Department of Health as recent as January 2013 for the Town of Barre in the public capacity for which you serve.
Please advise when a mutually agreeable time can be arranged to view these public records.
Very truly yours, Craig Shibley *****
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