4766-4-08 Vehicle inspections and equipment requirements.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter of the Administrative Code, see rule 4766-4-18 of the Administrative Code.]

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

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

(1) Isolation equipment;

(2) Airway equipment:

(3) Onboard definitive care equipment;

(4) Bleeding control/burn equipment;

(5) Suction equipment;

(6) Medical gas and equipment;

(7) Adjunct equipment;

(8) Intravenous equipment;

(9) Neonatal specific equipment; and

(10) Immobilization equipment for MoICUs dually certified to provide advanced life support.

(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 MoICU 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 MoICU and non-transport vehicle with letters being a minimum height of three inches on both sides and a minimum height 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 of 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) For seventy-two hour violation notifications, the violation has been corrected and the "Violation Notification" form is signed and returned to the division along with supporting documentation showing the violation has been corrected.

(K) 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 MoICU and non-transport vehicle.

The permit shall be unobstructed at all times.

(L) A permit is not transferable.

(M) 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, MoICU(s) and non-transport vehicle(s).

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

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

(P) Permitted MoICUs 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: Former 4766-4-08 and part of former 4766-4-10

Effective: 8/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4766.03
Rule Amplifies: 4766.03 , 4766.04, 4766.07
Prior Effective Dates: 04/16/2012