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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AMBULANCE. Any privately- or publicly-owned motor vehicle or aircraft that is specially designed or constructed and equipped, that is intended to be used for and is maintained or operated for the transportation of patients. This includes dual purpose police patrol cars and funeral coaches or hearses which otherwise comply with the provisions of this chapter, except any motor vehicle or aircraft owned by, or operated under the direct control of the United States.
ATTENDANT. A trained or qualified individual responsible for the operation of an ambulance and the care of the patients whether or not the ATTENDANT also serves as driver.
ATTENDANT-DRIVER. A person who is qualified as an attendant and a driver.
DUAL PURPOSE POLICE PATROL CAR. A vehicle, operated by a police department, which is equipped as an ambulance, even though it is also used for patrol or other police purposes.
PATIENT. An individual who is sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise incapacitated or helpless.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, group of individuals acting together for a common purpose, or organization of any kind, including any governmental agency other than the United States.
(Ord. 78-4, passed 2-14-78)