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Rule 5507-1-03 | Definitions.


(A) Public safety answering point (PSAP), as defined in section 128.01 of the Revised Code, means a facility to which 9-1-1 requests for service for a specific territory are initially routed for response and where personnel respond to specific requests for emergency service by directly dispatching the appropriate emergency service provider, relaying a message to the appropriate provider, or transferring the call to the appropriate provider. For purposes of this chapter, PSAP's are divided into two types, primary PSAP and secondary PSAP.

(1) Primary PSAP: An abbreviation for a public safety answering point that operates on a twenty-four hour basis; and whose primary function is to receive incoming wireless and wireline 9-1-1 request for emergency assistance and relay those requests to an appropriate responding public safety responder or agency.

(2) Secondary PSAP: An abbreviation for a public safety answering point that operates as a dispatch center for a public safety agency and receives rollover and/or transferred wireless, and direct or rollover and/or transferred wireline 9-1-1 requests.

(B) Telecommunicator: Anyone who answers 9-1-1 service requests for public assistance at both a primary or secondary PSAP.

Last updated August 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 128.021
Amplifies: 128.021
Five Year Review Date: 8/20/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 5/12/2016