(A) All licensed MTO dispatch centers shall be equipped with a base station capable of two-way communications with associated ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s). The base station shall demonstrate and maintain voice communications with the device used in the permitted ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s) within the declared service area.
(B) All ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s), permitted as set forth in Chapter 4766. of the Revised Code, shall be equipped, while in use, with a dedicated two-way communications device, which shall have the capability to communicate with the licensed MTO's dispatch center, the receiving medical facility, and with medical control in the licensed MTO's service area.
(C) All MTOs shall maintain a detailed radio/communications log that documents, at a minimum, the following:
(1) Location of call;
(2) Nature of call;
(3) Initial dispatch time;
(4) Enroute time;
(5) On-scene time;
(6) Departure from scene time;
(7) Arrival at destination time.
(D) 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.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/13/2017 and 03/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4766.03
Rule Amplifies: 4766.04, 4766.07
Prior Effective Dates: 07/02/2009, 04/16/2012