Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 144E.001 to 144E.52, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2. Ambulance. "Ambulance" means any vehicle designed or intended for and actually used in providing ambulance service to ill or injured persons or expectant mothers.
Subd. 3. Ambulance service. "Ambulance service" means transportation and treatment which is rendered or offered to be rendered preliminary to or during transportation to, from, or between health care facilities for ill or injured persons or expectant mothers. The term includes all transportation involving the use of a stretcher, unless the person to be transported is not likely to require medical treatment during the course of transport.
Subd. 4. Base of operations. "Base of operations" means the address at which the physical plant housing ambulances, related equipment, and personnel is located.
Subd. 5. Board. "Board" means the emergency medical services regulatory board.
Subd. 6. First responder. "First responder" means an individual who is registered by the board to perform, at a minimum, basic emergency skills before the arrival of a licensed ambulance service, and is a member of an organized service recognized by a local political subdivision whose primary responsibility is to respond to medical emergencies to provide initial medical care before the arrival of a licensed ambulance service.
Subd. 7. License. "License" means authority granted by the board for the operation of an ambulance service in the state of Minnesota.
Subd. 8. Licensee. "Licensee" means a natural person, partnership, association, corporation, or unit of government which possesses an ambulance service license.
Subd. 9. Municipality. "Municipality" means any city of any class, however organized, and any town.
Subd. 10. Primary service area. "Primary service area" means the geographic area that can reasonably be served by an ambulance service.
HIST: 1997 c 199 s 1
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