This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
(A) A person rendering services with an ambulance in the event of a disaster situation when licensees' vehicles based in the locality of the disaster situation are incapacitated or insufficient in number to render the services needed;
(B) Any person operating an ambulance, ambulette, rotorcraft air ambulance, or fixed wing air ambulance outside this state unless receiving a person within this state for transport to a location within this state;
(C) A publicly owned or operated emergency medical service organization and the vehicles it owns or leases and operates, except as provided in section 307.051, division (G) of section 307.055, division (F) of section 505.37, division (B) of section 505.375, and division (B)(3) of section 505.72 of the Revised Code;
(D) An ambulance, ambulette, rotorcraft air ambulance, fixed wing air ambulance, or nontransport vehicle owned or leased and operated by the federal government;
(E) A publicly owned and operated fire department vehicle;
(F) Emergency vehicles owned by a corporation and operating only on the corporation's premises, for the sole use by that corporation;
(G) An ambulance, nontransport vehicle, or other emergency medical service organization vehicle owned and operated by a municipal corporation;
(H) A motor vehicle titled in the name of a volunteer rescue service organization, as defined in section 4503.172 of the Revised Code;
(I) A public emergency medical service organization;
(J) A fire department, rescue squad, or life squad comprised of volunteers who provide services without expectation of remuneration and do not receive payment for services other than reimbursement for expenses;
(K) A private, nonprofit emergency medical service organization when fifty per cent or more of its personnel are volunteers, as defined in section 4765.01 of the Revised Code;
(L) Emergency medical service personnel who are regulated by the state board of emergency medical, fire, and transportation services under Chapter 4765. of the Revised Code;
(M) Any of the following that operates a transit bus, as that term is defined in division (Q) of section 5735.01 of the Revised Code, unless the entity provides ambulette services that are reimbursed under the state medicaid plan:
(1) A public nonemergency medical service organization;
(2) An urban or rural public transit system;
(3) A private nonprofit organization that receives grants under section 5501.07 of the Revised Code.
(1) An entity, to the extent it provides ambulette services, if the entity meets all of the following conditions:
(a) The entity is certified by the department of aging or the department's designee in accordance with section 173.391 of the Revised Code or operates under a contract or grant agreement with the department or the department's designee in accordance with section 173.392 of the Revised Code.
(b) The entity meets the requirements of section 4766.14 of the Revised Code.
(c) The entity does not provide ambulette services that are reimbursed under the state medicaid plan.
(2) A vehicle, to the extent it is used to provide ambulette services, if the vehicle meets both of the following conditions:
(a) The vehicle is owned by an entity that meets the conditions specified in division (N)(1) of this section.
(b) The vehicle does not provide ambulette services that are reimbursed under the state medicaid plan.
(O) A vehicle that meets both of the following criteria, unless the vehicle provides services that are reimbursed under the state medicaid plan:
(1) The vehicle was purchased with funds from a grant made by the United States secretary of transportation under 49 U.S.C. 5310;
(2) The department of transportation holds a lien on the vehicle.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 7, HB 51, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2013.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 03-09-2004; 2005 HB66 06-30-2005; 2005 SB87 04-14-2006 .