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Rule 4766-5-08 | Inspection of aircraft and equipment requirements.


[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this chapter of the Administrative Code, see rule 4766-5-18 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) All aircraft to be permitted shall be made available for inspection.

(B) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no AMSO shall operate an aircraft without obtaining a permit from the board. In addition to submitting the appropriate fee and application to obtain a permit, an aircraft shall meet or comply with the following inspection requirements:

(1) The name of the AMSO shall be permanently affixed to each aircraft 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 an AMSO is under contract which requires other signage or if the AMSO is operating under another name, each aircraft shall have permanently affixed lettering with a minimum height of one and one half inches on the rear and both sides of the of aircraft that states:

(a) Owned and operated by [AMSO's name]; or

(b) Operated by [AMSO's name]; or

(c) Owned by [AMSO's name].

(2) A current and valid FAA certificate which demonstrates airworthiness, in compliance with "14 C.F.R. 21," "14 C.F.R. 43," and "14 C.F.R. 91" shall be readily available at the time of the inspection or upon request of the board or its designee.

(3) An aircraft used as a medical aircraft shall contain all equipment and supplies set forth in the "Aircraft Inspection" form to include the following types of equipment:

(a) Isolation equipment;

(b) Airway equipment;

(c) Onboard definitive care equipment;

(d) Bleeding control/burn equipment;

(e) Suction equipment;

(f) Medical gas and equipment;

(g) Adjunct equipment; and

(h) Intravenous equipment.

(C) An AMSO shall ensure that all aircraft permits are displayed in a manner that complies with all applicable federal aviation regulations and on each aircraft in accordance with division (B)(3) of section 4766.07 of the Revised Code.

(D) A permitted aircraft that is being used as an air medical aircraft shall comply with the requirements of airworthiness in compliance with "14 C.F.R. 21," "14 C.F.R. 43," and "14 C.F.R. 91" and with the requirements set forth in the "Aircraft Inspection" form, which shall include carrying specified definitive equipment.

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

(F) Disposable equipment is acceptable where applicable.

(G) All equipment shall be securely stored in each aircraft.

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

(I) Each aircraft 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.

(J) A permit is not transferable.

(K) Each permitted aircraft shall be free from dirt, stains, impurities and/or foreign matter in pilot's compartment and patient care compartments.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4766.03
Amplifies: 4766.04, 4766.07
Five Year Review Date: 11/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 1/6/2008, 4/16/2012, 9/26/2014