4-1-7: AMBULANCE SERVICE:
   A.   Operation Of Service: The Fire Department shall operate the City ambulance service. The members shall undergo such training as required by State law for such duty 1 . (Ord. 97.38, 8-18-1997)
   B.   Fees For Service:
      1.   City Residents Transported To The Nearest Hospital:   BLS, ALS, and/or ALS2 at the rate of one thousand seven hundred twenty dollars ($1,720.00).
      2.   Sycamore Fire Protection District Residents Transported To The Nearest Hospital:   BLS, ALS, and/or ALS2 at the rate of one thousand seven hundred twenty dollars ($1,720.00).
      3.   Resident Transfer Fees: Residents of both the City and the Sycamore Fire Protection District, in addition to the fees outlined in subsections B1 and B2 of this section, shall pay thirteen dollars ($13.00) per loaded mile computed from point of pick up to the ultimate destination to which the ambulance travels; provided such service shall be made available only in emergencies to acute emergency facilities.
      4.   Treat No Transport Fee: Residents of the City shall pay a fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) on occasions when the Sycamore Fire Department provides treatment or service to Sycamore residents that do not require transport to the hospital.
      5.   Nonresidents' Fee: Nonresidents of either the City or the Sycamore Fire Protection District who require ambulance services shall pay a BLS, ALS, and/or ALS2 at the rate of one thousand seven hundred twenty dollars ($1,720.00) and will be transported to the nearest hospital; provided, such service shall be made available only in emergencies to an acute emergency or medical facility. This subsection B5 shall exclude patients requiring emergency services that are covered under workers' compensation or a self-insured insurance policy of a Sycamore employer or Sycamore Fire Protection District employer; the fee for such services would then be charged at the resident rate and be payable by the employer.
      6.   Nonresidents' Transfer Fee: Nonresidents, in addition to fees outlined in subsection B5 of this section, shall pay fourteen dollars ($14.00) per loaded mile computed from the point of pick up to the ultimate destination to which the ambulance travels; provided such service shall be made available only in emergencies to acute emergency facilities.
      7.   ALS Intercept Fee: Nonresidents shall pay a fee of eight hundred fifty dollars ($850.00) when Sycamore Fire Department personnel with paramedic certifications assist on ambulances of other municipalities that are inbound for the hospital, to provide their residents with advanced life support services.
      8.   Bariatric Patient Lift Assist Fee: Private ambulance agencies or for profit entities shall pay a fee of eight hundred sixty dollars ($860.00) when Sycamore Fire Department personnel respond to a request for a bariatric patient lift assist. (Ord. 2018.17, 4-1-2019)

 

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1. 65 ILCS 5/11-5-7.