4766-2-01 [Effective 6/15/2017] Definitions.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter of the Administrative Code, see rule 4766-2-18 of the Administrative Code.]

For the purposes of this chapter of the Administrative Code, except as otherwise provided, the following definitions shall apply:

(A) "Advanced emergency medical technician" or AEMT is a person holding a current and valid certificate to practice issued under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code authorizing the holder to provide medical care as set forth in rule 4765-16-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B) "Board" means the state board of emergency medical, fire, and transportation services within the division of emergency medical services of the department of public safety set forth in section 4765.02 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Division" means the division of emergency medical services within the department of public safety.

(D) "Emergency medical technician" or EMT is a person holding a current and valid certificate to practice issued under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code authorizing the holder to provide medical care as set forth in rule 4765-15-04 of the Administrative Code.

(E) "Headquarters" means the location which a licensed MTO operates, designated by the licensed MTO as the location where the records set forth in this chapter are maintained or readily available.

(F) "Inspection fee" means a fee required to be paid for the inspection of a permitted vehicle.

(G) "License" means a certificate of licensure issued by the board to the service, also known as the licensed MTO.

(H) "Medical director" means an Ohio-licensed physician who meets the requirements as set forth in Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code and rule 4765-3-05 of the Administrative Code.

(I) "Medical Transportation Organization (MTO)" has the same meaning as emergency medical service organization as defined in division (H) of section 4766.01 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Operate" means to engage in conduct or activity in furtherance of the licensed activity at or from a physical location owned, leased, or maintained by the licensed MTO where employees report to work and vehicles or aircraft are stored. Operate also includes the act of receiving a person within Ohio for transportation to a location within Ohio.

(K) "Paramedic" is a person holding a current and valid certificate to practice issued under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code authorizing the holder to provide medical care as set forth in rule 4765-17-03 of the Administrative Code.

(L) "Permit" is the authorization to operate issued by the board as set forth in section 4766.07 of the Revised Code for a specific vehicle, known as the "permitted vehicle" and requires the issuance of a decal for the permitted vehicle by the board or its designee.

(M) "Readily Available" means produced upon demand by the board or its designee.

(N) "Reinspection fee" means a fee required to conduct an inspection as a result of the issuance of a violation notification by the board or its designee, to a licensed MTO or license applicant, regarding a permitted ambulance/non-transport vehicle or an ambulance/non-transport vehicle for which a permit application is pending with the board.

(O) "Satellite Base" means a physical location other than the headquarters from which a MTO, licensed as set forth in Chapter 4766. of the Revised Code, operates.

(P) "Service" has the same meaning as "Medical Transportation Organization."

(Q) "Service number " or "service code" means the number assigned to the licensed MTO by the board for the purpose of identifying and validating the service or licensed MTO.

(R) "Temporary Vehicle" means an ambulance or non-transport vehicle issued a temporary permit used to replace a permitted ambulance or non-transport vehicle in accordance with rule 4766-2-12 of the Administrative Code that is out of service until the permitted ambulance or non-transport vehicle is returned to service or is replaced. A temporary vehicle may be used for a time period not to exceed sixty days.

(S) "Violation notification" means a written form issued by the board or its designee during an inspection or investigation identifying deficiencies in record keeping requirements, vehicle roadworthiness requirements, or equipment requirements by a service or its vehicle(s).

Effective: 6/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/13/2017 and 03/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4766.03
Rule Amplifies: 4766.01
Prior Effective Dates: 07/02/2009, 04/16/2012