Orange County Supervisors Approve Program to Reimburse Volunteers for Elderly Patient Transport
The Orange County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a program to reimburse mileage costs for volunteers who transport elderly and frail patients to doctors' offices for nonemergency visits, the Orange County Register reports. The county Area Agency on Aging will launch the program in September with $250,000 in tobacco tax revenue and $250,000 from the county Transportation Authority. In addition, the authority will donate some older buses for the program (Foley, Orange County Register, 3/15).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.