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403.02 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2. Metropolitan area. "Metropolitan area" means the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Subd. 3. Public agency. "Public agency" means any unit of local government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within this state which provides or has authority to provide fire fighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.

Subd. 4. Public safety agency. "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public agency which provides fire fighting, police, medical, or other emergency services, or a private entity which provides emergency medical or ambulance services.

Subd. 5. Public safety answering point. "Public safety answering point" means a communications facility operated on a 24 hour basis which first receives 911 calls from persons in a 911 service area and which may, as appropriate, directly dispatch public safety services or extend, transfer, or relay 911 calls to appropriate public safety agencies.

Subd. 6. Minimum 911 service. "Minimum 911 service" means a telephone service meeting the design standards established pursuant to section 403.07, which automatically connects a person dialing the digits 911 to an established public safety answering point. Minimum 911 service includes (1) equipment for connecting and outswitching 911 calls within a telephone central office, trunking facilities from the central office to a public safety answering point; (2) equipment, as appropriate, for automatically selectively routing 911 calls in situations where one telephone central office serves more than one public safety answering point; and (3) provision of automatic location identification if the public safety answering point has the capability of providing that service.

Subd. 7. Automatic location identification. "Automatic location identification" means the process of electronically identifying and displaying on a special viewing screen the name of the subscriber and the address of the calling telephone number to a person answering a 911 emergency call.

Subd. 8. Local location identification. "Local location identification" means the process of locating the origin of calls to a 911 system by means of a periodically updated database located and maintained at the public safety answering point.

Subd. 9. Enhanced 911 service. "Enhanced 911 service" means the use of selective routing, automatic location identification, or local location identification as part of local 911 service.

Subd. 10. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of administration.

HIST: 1977 c 311 s 2; 1987 c 56 s 1,2; 1990 c 543 s 1; 1994 c 616 s 6; 1995 c 149 s 1; 1997 c 202 art 3 s 18,19; 3Sp1997 c 3 s 1

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