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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (AEMT). Staff or employees of an ambulance service operating at the intermediate life support currently licensed by the Department of Public Health who has completed a Department-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 EMS Medical Director.
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT/MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE (ALS/MIC). An advanced level of pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care that includes basic life support functions (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) plus cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, telemetered electrocardiography, administration of antiarrhythmic agents, intravenous therapy, administration of medications, drugs and solutions, use of adjunctive medical devices, trauma care, and other authorized techniques and procedures) initiated for the treatment of real or potential acute life threatening conditions under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a registered professional nurse/MICN or registered professional nurse/field RN, and where authorized by a medical director in an Illinois Department of Public Health approved advanced life support system.
ADVANCED PROVIDER. 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 as a Paramedic (P).
AMBULANCE. Any vehicle that is specifically designed, constructed or modified and equipped, and is intended to be used for, and is maintained or operated for the emergency transportation of persons who are sick, injured, wounded or otherwise incapacitated or helpless and is licensed by the State of Illinois to operate as an ambulance.
AMBULANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE. The AMBULANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE will review recommendations of the Fire Chief and make final decisions (a majority vote is need for final decisions) on all fines, suspensions or revocation of licenses of an ambulance service for any violation of the provisions of this chapter. The AMBULANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE is made up of the City Administrator, the City Finance Director and the Commissioner of Public Health and Safety.
AMBULANCE SERVICE. The operation of an enterprise which has one of its purposes the operation, or use on the streets, alleys, or any public way within the city, an ambulance which responds to emergency calls for the transportation of persons who are reported to be sick, injured, wounded, otherwise incapacitated or helpless and is licensed as a provider agency with the State of Illinois.
AMBULANCE SERVICE LOCATION. The location at which ambulances are stored, maintained or from which ambulances are dispatched by an ambulance service.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SERVICES. The rendering of 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.
CHANGE IN AMBULANCE. A change by either adding or removing from service an ambulance from the list of those previously approved by the Fire Chief.
CHANGE IN AMBULANCE SERVICE LOCATION. A change by either adding or removing from use as part of the ambulance service storage, dispatch or maintenance facility used in the ambulance service.
CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. The process by which the performance of individual ambulance service providers will be continuously monitored to ensure compliance with operational policies with the objective of identifying areas of improvement.
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 RESPONSE BUSINESS RECORDS. Those records kept in the ordinary course of business which include the staff on duty for the ambulance service at any time, records which establish the staff’s minimum qualifications required by this subchapter, documents which record the number of responses to emergency calls, response times to emergency calls, maintenance records of the ambulance agency IDPH license, agency certificates of insurance, ambulance inspections forms, Secretary of State corporation documents listing business name and all ambulance service trade names, copies of any variance granted by IDPH, signed mutual aid agreements and survey forms.
EMERGENCY CALL. The request by radio, telephone, text message, telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), any other means of communication, or in person for an emergency response by the Fire Department or ambulance service.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN BASIC (EMT-B). Staff or employees of an ambulance service operating at the basic life support 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 (EMS) Systems Act for the State of Illinois or by rules adopted pursuant to said Act, who provides emergency medical services.
EMERGENCY NON-TRANSPORT RESPONSE VEHICLE. Any publicly or privately-owned vehicle that is specifically designed, constructed or modified and equipped, and is intended to be used for, and is maintained or operated by an ambulance service licensed in the State of Illinois and by the city for the emergency response but is not for the transportation of persons who are sick, injured, wounded or otherwise incapacitated or helpless.
EMS RESPONSE RULES AND REGULATIONS. Procedures as defined by the city in conjunction with Cecom and IDPH for the purposes of establishing ambulance response times and the standards by which ambulances respond.
FIRE CHIEF. The duly appointed chief of the City of Mattoon Fire Department or the Fire Chief’s designee.
FIRE DEPARTMENT. The Fire Department of the City of Mattoon.
HOSPITAL. The meaning ascribed to that term in the State of Illinois Hospital Licensing Act, as that Act is now or may hereafter be amended.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. The Department of Public Health, State of Illinois, or its successor in function.
THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS). The standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response providing a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can be effective.
INTERMEDIATE LIFE SUPPORT CARE. Intermediate level of pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care that includes BLS care, plus intravenous cannulation and fluid therapy, invasive airway management, trauma care, and other authorized techniques and procedures initiated for the treatment of real or potential acute life-threatening conditions, under the direction of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or a pre-hospital registered professional nurse or registered professional nurse, and where authorized by a medical director in a Department-approved EMS system.
MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT. An intergovernmental or interagency agreement providing for 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.
PARAMEDIC (P). Staff or employees of an ambulance service operating at the advanced life support 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.
POLICE CHIEF. The duly appointed Chief of the City of Mattoon Police Department or the Police Chief’s designee.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. The Police Department of the City of Mattoon.
PRE-HOSPITAL REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE (PHRN). A registered professional nurse, licensed under the Nurse Practice Act (ILCS Ch. 225, Act 65, §§ 50-1 et seq.) who has successfully completed supplemental education in accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation pursuant to the Act, and who is approved by an EMS Medical Director (EMSMD) to practice within an EMS system, Illinois EMS system as emergency medical services personnel for pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency care and non-emergency medical transports.
REPORTING CYCLE. A one-month period for which a licensed ambulance company must submit reports of calls to which it responded in that time period.
SERVICES ZONE. A geographical area defined by boundaries mutually agreed to by the City of Mattoon Chief and ambulance services and illustrated by a map.
TRANSFER. A non-emergency transport of a patient from one location to another.
(Ord. 2018-5406, passed 7-11-2018)