4766-2-06 Communication requirements.

(A) All licensed MTO dispatch centers shall be equipped with a base station capable of two-way communications with associated mobile radios on an assigned frequency. Cellular telephone with active two-way radio communication capabilities is permissible. This channel will be used exclusively for dispatch. The base station shall demonstrate and maintain voice communications with the radios used in the permitted ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s) within the declared service area.

(1) The base station shall be hard-wired;

(2) A hand held battery operated base station used as primary source of communication is prohibited.

(B) All permitted ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s) shall be equipped with two-way communications which shall have the capability to communicate with the licensed MTO's dispatch center and with medical control in the licensed MTO's service area.

(1) Primary two-way communication devices shall maintain either a one hundred ten-volt or twelve-volt power source backup for each communication device;

(2) All MTOs shall maintain a detailed radio log that documents the following:

(a) Location of call;

(b) Nature of call;

(c) Initial dispatch time;

(d) Enroute time;

(e) On-scene time;

(f) Departure from scene time;

(g) Arrival at destination time.

(C) If a MTO contractually uses another communication center for dispatch purposes, the communication center shall provide written certification of compliance with Chapter 4766. of the Revised Code and agency 4766 of the Administrative Code as applicable.

Effective: 04/16/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/22/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4766.03
Rule Amplifies: 4766.04 , 4766.07
Prior Effective Dates: 07/02/2009