CHAPTER 49

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 193

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 67, TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AMBULANCE SERVICE IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 16 of the Delaware Code by adding a new Section 6717 thereto to read as follows:

"§6717. Establishment of State Fire Prevention Commission ambulance service Responsibility and Authority: Ambulance service districts: Operational and administrative requirements: Ambulance service permits.

As the responsible agency for the regulation of ambulance services within the state, the Commission may adopt regulations applicable to ambulance service providers including: Establishment of ambulance service districts, establishment of operational and administrative requirements, and issuing ambulance service permits. The provision of this act shall not pertain to the operation of paramedic service as outlined in Chapter 98 of this title."

Section 2. Amend Section 6708 Chapter 67, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by adding new subsections, designated as subsections (4) and (5), which new subsections shall read as follows:

"(4) 'Ambulance Service District' means a geographical area with boundaries which are typically aligned to fire service districts within the State as identified and certified by State Fire Prevention Commission.

(5) 'Ambulance Service Provider' means an organization or company which has been authorized and permitted to provide ambulance service within the state by the State Fire Prevention Commission."

Approved June 11, 1997