Oregon Statutes - Chapter 682 - Regulation of Ambulance Services and Emergency Medical Personnel - Section 682.068 - Rulemaking authority with respect to minimum requirements for vehicles and services.

(1) The Department of Human Services, in consultation with the State Emergency Medical Service Committee, shall adopt rules specifying minimum requirements for ambulance services, and for staffing and medical and communications equipment requirements for all types of ambulances. The rules shall define the requirements for advanced life support and basic life support units of emergency vehicles, including equipment and emergency medical technician staffing of the passenger compartment when a patient is being transported in emergency circumstances.

(2) The department may waive any of the requirements imposed by this chapter in medically disadvantaged areas as determined by the Director of Human Services, or upon a showing that a severe hardship would result from enforcing a particular requirement.

(3) The department shall exempt from rules adopted under this section air ambulances that do not charge for the provision of ambulance services. [Formerly 682.225]

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