Sec. 10-12. - Enforcement.
   (a)   The county department of emergency services director shall be responsible for:
   (1)   Overseeing of the regulations contained within this chapter.
   (2)   Receiving all franchise proposals from potential providers.
   (3)   Reviewing each proposal for conformance to this chapter.
   (4)   Recommending to the board of commissioners the approval or disapproval of the franchise to the applicant submitting the proposal.
   (5)   Ensuring by cooperative agreement with other ambulance services the continued service in a district where an ambulance service franchise has been suspended, and maintaining all records required by this chapter and other applicable county regulations.
   (b)   It shall be the responsibility of the ambulance provider to ensure that the ambulance operation complies with the provisions of this chapter and all rules adopted for this chapter. Upon the violation of any part of this chapter or any rule adopted under authority of this chapter, the county shall have the power to revoke or suspend the franchise of the violator. The operation of an ambulance without a valid franchise or after a franchise has been suspended or revoked or without an emergency medical technician and/or medical responder aboard as required by G.S. 131E-158, shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine or imprisonment or both in the discretion of the court.
(Ord. of 4-6-1998, § XII; Amend. of 6-2-2008(2); Amend. of 8-3-2020; Amend. of 10-2-2023)