chapter  1
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INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

The legal issues involving the em ergency medical services have greatly ex­ panded to encom pass a broad spectrum of potential liabilities in the past decade. In concept, the em ergency medical service was developed to first and forem ost assist injured individuals. However, in today’s litigious society, potential legal liabilities that can have a devastating effect on the em ergency medical organization and EMS personnel have becom e part and parcel of our everyday decision-m aking process.