144E.121 AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS.
Subdivision 1. Aviation compliance.
An air ambulance service must comply with the
regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration and the rules of the Minnesota Department of
Transportation, Aeronautics Division.
Subd. 2. Personnel.
(a) With the exception of pilots, each of the air ambulance emergency
medical personnel must:
(1) possess current certification, appropriate to the type of ambulance service being provided,
according to section
, be a registered nurse, or be a physician assistant; and
(2) be trained to use the equipment on the air ambulance.
(b) Emergency medical personnel for an air ambulance service must receive training
approved by the licensee's medical director that includes instruction in the physiological changes
due to decreased atmospheric pressure, acceleration, vibration, and changes in altitude; medical
conditions requiring special precautions; and contraindications to air transport.
(c) A licensee's medical director must sign and file a statement with the licensee that each of
its emergency medical personnel has successfully completed the training under paragraph (b).
(d) A licensee shall retain documentation of compliance with this subdivision in its files.
Subd. 3. Equipment.
An air ambulance must carry equipment appropriate to the level of
service being provided. Equipment that is not permanently stored on or in an air ambulance must
be kept separate from the air ambulance in a modular prepackaged form.
History: 1999 c 245 art 9 s 27