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As used in this chapter:
(a) “Advanced Life Support emergency care service” means patient care that may include any care a paramedic is qualified to provide by paramedic education that meets the educational requirements established by the department under section 20912 (M.C.L.A. Section 333.20912) or is authorized to provide by the protocols established by the local medical control authority under section 20919 (M.C.L.A. Section 333.20919) for a paramedic.
(b) “Ambulance” means a motor vehicle or rotary aircraft that is primarily used or designated as available to provide transportation and basic life support, limited advanced life support, or advanced life support.
(c) “Ambulance operation” means a person licensed by the Department to provide emergency medical services and patient transport, for profit or otherwise.
(d) “Basic Life Support” means patient care that may include any care an emergency medical technician is qualified to provide by emergency medical technician education that meets the educational requirements established by the department under section 20912 (M.C.L.A. Section 333.20912) or is authorized to provide by the protocols established by the local medical control authority under section 20919 (M.C.L.A. Section 333.20919) for an emergency medical technician.
(e) “Code” means the Michigan Public Health Code.
(f) “Department” means the Michigan Department of Public Health.
(g) “Disaster” means an occurrence of imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from a natural or man-made cause, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, snow, ice, windstorm, wave action, oil spill, water contamination, requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, utility failure, hazardous peacetime radiological incident, major transportation accident, hazardous materials accident, epidemic, air contamination, drought, infestation or explosion. Disaster does not include a riot or other civil disorder unless it directly results from and is an aggravating element of the disaster.
(h) “Emergency patient” means an individual with a physical or mental condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, including, but not limited to, pain such that a prudent layperson, possessing average knowledge of health and medicine, cold reasonably expect to result in one or more of the following:
(1) Placing the health of the individual, or, in the case of a pregnant woman, the health of the patient or the unborn child, or both, in serious jeopardy.
(2) Serious impairment of bodily function.
(3) Serious dysfunction of a body organ or part.
(Ord. 14-90. Passed 6-5-90.)
(i) “License” means an authorization, annual or as otherwise specified, granted by the Department and evidenced by a certificate of licensure or permit granting permission to a person to establish or maintain and operate, or both, an ambulance operation. The term also includes a license issued to an individual under Part 209, or its predecessor, Part 207, of the Code, and licensure pursuant to this chapter.
(Ord. 5-91. Passed 4-2-91.)
(j) “Licensed EMS provider” means an individual who is a medical first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician specialist, or paramedic, as those terms are defined in sections 20904 to 20908 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, M.C.L.A. 333.20904 to 333.20908.
(k) “Licensed personnel” includes the following:
(1) “Certified advanced cardiac life support provider” means a person who is certified as having completed and passed an American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support course.
(Ord. 14-90. Passed 6-5-90.)
(2) “Emergency medical technician” means an individual who is licensed by the Department or otherwise approved by the Department to provide basic life support.
(3) “Emergency medical technician specialist” means an emergency medical technician who has met the requirements of additional training prescribed by the Department and is licensed by the Department to provide limited advanced life support.
(4) “Medical first responder” means an individual who has met the educational requirements of a department approved medial first responder course and who is licensed to provid medical first response life support as part of a medical first response service or as a driver of an ambulance that provides basic life support services only. Medical first responder does not include a police officer solely because his or her police vehicle is equipped with an automated external defibrillator.
(5) “Paramedic” means an individual licensed by the Department to provide advanced life support.
(Ord. 5-91. Passed 4-2-91.)
(l) “Medical Control Authority” means an organization designated by the department under section 20910(1)(g) (M.C.L.A. Section 20910(1)(g)) to provide medical control.
(m) “Nonemergency patient” means an individual who is transported by stretcher, isolette, cot or litter, but whose physical or mental condition is such that the individual may reasonably be suspected of not being in imminent danger of loss of life or of significant health impairment.
(n) “Nonemergency transporting vehicle” means a motor vehicle primarily used or designated as available to provide nonemergency transportation to, from or between health facilities to nonemergency patients.
(o) “Patient” means an emergency patient or nonemergency patient, or both.
(p) “Person” means an individual, partnership, cooperative, association, private corporation, personal representative, receiver, trustee, assignee or any legal or governmental entity other than an agency of the United States, unless specifically provided.
(q) “Priority 1 Emergency Call” means life-threatening or potentially life threatening emergencies.
(r) “Priority 3 Emergency Call” means a non-life threatening emergency.
(s) “Rule” means a rule promulgated by the Department.
(t) “Vehicle” means an ambulance or nonemergency transporting vehicle.
(Ord. 14-90. Passed 6-5-90; Ord. 06-2010. Passed 6-15-10; Ord. 08-2019. Passed 6-18-19.)