On November 12, 2015, the California Fire Chiefs Association filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court naming California EMS Authority executives as defendants in a long-standing dispute regarding interpretation of statutory language related to cities and fire districts who were providing EMS prior to implementation of the EMS Act in 1980. California's Health & Safety Code, Section 1797.201 allows eligible cities and fire districts to continue providing these services as long as they have continued to do so without interruption. The Fire Chiefs hold that this section also grants exclusivity and anti-trust protection for these entities. The Authority has long maintained that exclusivity and anti-trust immunity are conveyed only under Section 1797.224.
The full text of CFCA's complaint as filed is available here: CFCA COMPLAINT