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(a) The emergency and non-emergency transportation of sick, disabled or injured persons is a matter closely affecting the public interest and welfare, it is the policy of the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County to see that persons requiring ground or air ambulance, critical care, and non-emergency medical transportation services receive such services, and that such services are reasonably available and accessible to persons within the County; and
(b) Every Emergency Medical Services aircraft (EMS aircraft), ground ambulance, critical care transport, and non-emergency medical transport vehicle that serves persons in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County shall meet certain minimum levels and standards of equipment, staffing and mechanical reliability.
(Added by Ord. No. 8192 (N.S.), effective 2-4-93; amended by Ord. No. 8787 (N.S.), effective 4-29-97; amended by Ord. No. 9668 (N.S.), effective 8-14-04; amended by Ord. No. 10274 (N.S.), effective 8-29-13)