§ 16.100.010. Definitions.  

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  • The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

    Ambulance service means a service which provides ground transportation to persons who require medical monitoring, and does not include stationary emergency aid services at a particular location.

    Dispatch means the receipt of a request for ambulance service or the arrangement for a licensee to fulfill a request for ambulance service.

    Emergency means:


    Patients not previously evaluated by a physician, including patients who have been treated for an existing problem but who develop new, acute symptoms which have not been evaluated previously by a physician.


    Any patient condition which could reasonably lead to loss of life or limb or could cause the person significant harm if not treated immediately by a licensed health professional.

    Fire chief means the chief of the municipal fire department or his designee.

    Licensee means a person who is in possession of a current and valid ambulance service license issued to him pursuant to this chapter.

    Patient means a person who is transported by an ambulance service.

(AO No. 85-71)

Cross reference

Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1.05.020.