§ 111.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For purposes of this chapter the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them respectively.
   "ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING BOARD."  The board which is the administrative hearing board created pursuant to the state department of public health rules relating to the Emergency Medical Services Act effective May 19, 1981.
   "ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT/MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE" (ALS/MIC).  An advanced level of pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care that includes basic life support function (including CPR), plus cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, telemetry/electrocardiography, administration of medication, drugs, and solutions, intravenous therapy, use of adjunctive medical devices, trauma care, and other authorized techniques and procedures which are initiated for the treatment of real or potential acute life threatening conditions, under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state, or a qualified registered professional nurse who has satisfactorily completed a course in training in emergency care approved by the state department of public health, and the county EMS system, under the direction of the project medical director.
   "AMBULANCE."  Any privately or publicly owned motor vehicle that is specifically designed or constructed and equipped and is intended to be used for and is maintained or operated for the transportation of patients, which otherwise comply with the provisions of this chapter.
   "AMBULANCE SERVICE."  Any person, firm, corporation or similar entity which operates or maintains ambulances which respond to emergency and/or nonemergency calls for the transportation of persons who are reported sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise incapacitated or helpless.
   "AMBULANCE SERVICE LOCATION."  The location at which ambulances are stored and/or maintained, or from which ambulances are dispatched by an ambulance service.
   "ATTENDANT."  A trained individual responsible for the operation of an ambulance and the care of the patients.
   "BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)."  The rendering of a basic level of pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care, including but not limited to: airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control of shock and bleeding and splinting of fractures, as outlined in a basic emergency care course approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and meeting the current national curriculum requirements of the United States Department of Transportation.
   "CONFLICT MEDIATING BOARD."  The board which is the conflict mediating board created pursuant to the state department of public health rules relating to the Emergency Medical Services Act effective May 19, 1981.
   "EMERGENCY."  A condition or situation in which an individual declares a need for immediate medical attention or when that need is declared by emergency medical personnel or a public safety official.
   "EMERGENCY CALL."  A request, by any means, for an ambulance to respond to an emergency.
   "EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC (EMT-B)."  A person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in basic life support services as required by and is currently certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health in accordance with standards prescribed by the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act for the State of Illinois or by rules adopted pursuant to said Act, and who provides emergency medical services.
   "EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE (EMT-I)."  An EMT-B currently certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health who has completed an Illinois Department of Public Health approved course of instruction in specific advanced life support-mobile intensive care services and who is currently functioning in a program approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide such services under the supervision and control of a project medical director.
   "EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC (EMT-P).  A person who has successfully completed an Illinois Department of Public Health approved course of instruction in advanced life support- mobile intensive care services and is currently certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
   "LICENSE OFFICER."  The Chief of Police or his designee.
   "LOCAL HEARING BOARD."  The board which is the local hearing board created pursuant to the state department of public health rules relating to the Emergency Medical Services Act effective May 19, 1981.
   "MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT."  An intergovernmental or interagency agreement providing for the shared and common assistance when requested by one of the member agencies.  The equipment and personnel provided by a mutual aid request may be predetermined for a particular type of incident or determined at the time of the request, in consideration of available resources.
   "NONEMERGENCY."  A situation where the condition of the patient does not require immediate transportation by ambulance or convalescent coach.  The medical official in charge of a patient shall make the decision as to whether the transportation of a patient is a nonemergency.
   "PATIENT."  An individual who is sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise incapacitated or helpless.
   "PROJECT MEDICAL DIRECTOR."  The individual who is the physician appointed as the project medical director for the county emergency medical services system pursuant to the state department of public health rules relating to the Emergency Medical Services Act effective May 19, 1981.
(Ord. 5913, passed 4-11-72; Am. Ord. 7035, passed 1-24-84; Am. Ord. 8401, passed 12-7-04; Am. Ord. 9061, passed 8-2-16; Am. Ord. 9214, passed 8-6-19)