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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. Renumbered subd 16

Subd. 3. Renumbered subd 14

Subd. 4. Renumbered subd 18

Subd. 5. Renumbered subd 19

Subd. 6. Renumbered subd 17

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 location, where available, of the calling telephone number to a person answering a 911 emergency call.

Subd. 8. Renumbered subd 15

Subd. 9. Renumbered subd 13

Subd. 10. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.

Subd. 11. Renumbered subd 20

Subd. 12. Renumbered subd 21

Subd. 13. 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. 14. Governmental agency. "Governmental agency" means any unit of local government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within this state that provides or has authority to provide fire-fighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services.

Subd. 15. 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. 16. Metropolitan area. "Metropolitan area" means the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.

Subd. 17. 911 service. "911 service" means a telecommunications service that automatically connects a person dialing the digits 911 to an established public safety answering point. 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. 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. Wire-line telecommunications service provider. "Wire-line telecommunications service provider" means a person, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity, however organized, or combination of them, authorized by state or federal regulatory agencies to furnish telecommunications service, including local service, over wire-line facilities.

Subd. 21. Wireless telecommunications service provider. "Wireless telecommunications service provider" means a provider of commercial mobile radio services, as that term is defined in United States Code, title 47, section 332, subsection (d), including all broadband personal communications services, wireless radio telephone services, geographic area specialized and enhanced specialized mobile radio services, and incumbent wide area specialized mobile radio licensees, that offers real time, two-way voice service interconnected with the public switched telephone network and that is doing business in the state of Minnesota.

Subd. 22. Call-back number. "Call-back number" means a number used by the public safety answering point to recontact the location from which the 911 call was placed.

Subd. 23. Emergency location identification number. "Emergency location identification number" means a valid North American numbering plan format telephone number, assigned to the multiline telephone system operator by the appropriate authority, that is used to route the call to a public safety answering point and is used to retrieve the automatic location identification for the public safety answering point.

Subd. 24. Emergency response location. "Emergency response location" means a location to which a 911 emergency response team may be dispatched. The location must be specific enough to provide a reasonable opportunity for the emergency response team to locate a caller anywhere within it.

Subd. 25. Multiline telephone system. "Multiline telephone system" means a private telephone system comprised of common control units, telephones, and control hardware and software that share a common interface to the public switched telephone network. This includes network and premises-based systems and systems owned or leased by governmental agencies and nonprofit entities, as well as for-profit businesses.

Subd. 26. Shared residential multiline telephone system service. "Shared residential multiline telephone service" means the use of a multiline telephone system to provide service to residential facilities. For purposes of this subdivision, "residential facilities" means both single-family and multifamily facilities including extended care facilities and dormitories.

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; 2002 c 372 s 2-6; 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 102; 2004 c 282 s 3-7

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