4766-2-08 Vehicle inspections and equipment requirements.

[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.]

(A) The board or its designee shall inspect all ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s) for roadworthiness and for appropriate equipment using the "Ambulance Inspection" form or "Non-transport Vehicle Inspection" form.

(B) A permitted ambulance that is being used as an ambulance shall comply with the requirements of roadworthiness and the requirements set forth in the "Ambulance Inspection" form, which shall include carrying the following types of equipment:

(1) Oxygen equipment;

(2) Suction equipment;

(3) Airway equipment;

(4) Bleeding control/burn equipment;

(5) Isolation equipment;

(6) Immobilization equipment;

(7) Adjunct equipment;

(8) Basic life support (BLS) onboard definitive care equipment;

(9) Intermediate onboard definitive care equipment;

(10) Advanced life support (ALS) onboard definitive care equipment; and

(11) Intravenous equipment.

(C) A permitted non-transport vehicle that is being used as a non-transport vehicle shall comply with the requirements of roadworthiness and the requirements set forth in the "Non-transport Vehicle Inspection" form, which shall include carrying specified definitive equipment.

(D) All equipment and supplies shall have current expiration dates where applicable.

(E) Disposable equipment is acceptable where applicable.

(F) All equipment shall be securely stored in each vehicle.

(G) A MTO shall demonstrate proof that each ambulance complies with all specifications set forth in division (C)(2) of section 4766.07 of the Revised Code, by one of the following:

(1) Placard/sticker;

(2) Certificate issued by the manufacturer;

(3) Signed affidavit by the manufacturer certifying compliance with national standards in effect at time the vehicle was manufactured.

(H) The name of the MTO shall be permanently affixed to each ambulance and non-transport vehicle with letters being a minimum height of three inches on both sides and a minimum of one and one half inches on the back .

If a MTO is under contract which requires other signage or if the MTO is operating under another name, each vehicle shall have permanently affixed lettering with a minimum height of one and one half inches on the rear and both sides of the vehicle that states:

(1) Owned and operated by [MTO's name]; or

(2) Operated by [MTO's name]; or

(3) Owned by [MTO's name].

(I) All violation notifications issued by the board or its designee shall be corrected.

(J) Each vehicle that receives a violation notification shall be placed out-of-service until:

(1) It passes reinspection by the board or its designee; or

(2) If a seventy-two hour violation notification is issued by the board or its designee, until the violation is corrected and the "Violation Notification" form is signed and returned to the division along with supporting documentation showing the violation is corrected.

(K) Vehicles not titled as ambulances are not eligible for permits as ambulances, but may be issued permits as "non-transport vehicles" pursuant to section 4766.07 of the Revised Code, provided they fall within the definition of such vehicles in division (Q) of section 4766.01 of the Revised Code.

(L) Upon issuance of a vehicle permit, each licensed MTO shall apply the decal on the outside of the right rear window in accordance with division (B)(2) of section 4766.07 of the Revised Code on each ambulance and non-transport vehicle.

The permit shall be unobstructed at all times.

(M) A permit is not transferable.

(N) The board or its designee may conduct routine unannounced inspections at any location of licensed MTO at any time, including night or weekend inspections to determine compliance with Chapter 4766. of the Revised Code and agency 4766 of the Administrative Code to include, but not limited to, ambulance(s) and non-transport vehicle(s).

(O) A permitted ambulance or non-transport vehicle shall maintain compliance with roadworthy requirements set forth in this rule at any time it is used as an ambulance or non-transport vehicle.

(P) Each permitted vehicle shall be free from dirt, stains, impurities and/or foreign matter in driver's compartment and ambulance patient care compartments.

(Q) Permitted ambulances and non-transport vehicles shall:

(1) Bear license plates issued under section 4503.49 of the Revised Code; or

(2) Comply with residency registration requirements set forth in section 4503.111 of the Revised Code.

Replaces: Replaces part of former 4766-2-10.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4766-2-08

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: 4766.04, 4766.07
Prior Effective Dates: 07/02/2009, 04/16/2012