A: Our KION Question came from Chris in Pebble Beach.
He asked us, "When an injured person signs a waiver and the ambulance does take them to the hospital, what happens if you appear competent and refuse to sign the waiver?"
Central Coast News got the answer from American Medical Response:
If someone is injured, is not a minor, and verified as fully alert and orientated (and competent to understand the potential outcomes of not seeking medical care) they may decline ambulance transportation.
However, if they refuse to sign the waiver, we will either seek witnesses (may be law enforcement or other public safety personnel) or do our best to document our efforts and the nature of their refusal of care.