4766-5-01 Definitions.

(A) "Air Operator" means the federal aviation administration part 135 certificate holder.

(B) "Aircraft" means either or both of the following:

(1) Fixed wing air ambulance;

(2) Rotorcraft air ambulance.

(C) "AMSO" means air medical service organization as defined in division (B) of section 4766.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Board" means the Ohio medical transportation board as described in section 4766.02 of the Revised Code.

(E) "FAA" means the federal aviation administration.

(F) "FAR" means the federal air regulation.

(G) "FCC" means the federal communication commission.

(H) "Headquarters" means the location which a licensee operates, designated by the licensee as the location where the records described in this chapter are required to be maintained or readily available.

(I) "Health Care Profession" means the occupation of:

(1) Physician assistant;

(2) Physician;

(3) Registered nurse;

(4) Respiratory care professional;

(5) Emergency medical technician paramedic.

(J) "IFR" means flight under instrument flight rules.

(K) "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 licensee 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.

(L) "Part 135 Certificate" means a certificate issued to the air operator by the FAA setting forth the air operating requirements for commuter and on-demand air operations and rules governing persons on board such aircraft.

(M) "Pilot in Command (PIC)" means the pilot with the final authority and responsibility for operation and safety of the flight.

(N) "Primary Aircraft" means an aircraft permitted in accordance with section 4766.07 of the Revised Code.

(O) "Satellite Base" means a physical location other than headquarters from which a licensee operates.

(P) "Second in Command (SIC)" means a pilot who is designated to be second in command of an aircraft during flight time.

(Q) "Service Number" means the number assigned to the licensee by the Ohio medical transportation board for the purpose of identifying and validating the service or licensee.

(R) "Service Code" has the same meaning as service number.

(S) "Temporary Aircraft" means an aircraft used to temporarily replace a primary aircraft that is out-of-service until the primary aircraft is returned to service.

(T) "Temporary Aircraft Permit" means a permit issued by the board to enable an AMSO to use a temporary aircraft to replace a specific primary aircraft that is out-of-service which expires on the same date as the permit issued to the specific primary aircraft.

(U) "VFR" means flight under visual flight rules.

Effective: 01/06/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/06/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4766.03
Rule Amplifies: 4766.01