(1) On and after September 13, 1975, it shall be unlawful:
(a) For any person to act as an emergency medical technician without being certified under this chapter.
(b) For any person or governmental unit which operates an ambulance to authorize a person to act for it as an emergency medical technician without being certified under this chapter.
(c) For any person or governmental unit to operate or allow to be operated in this state any ambulance unless it is operated with at least one certified emergency medical technician.
(2) It is a defense to any charge under this section that there was a reasonable basis for believing that the performance of services contrary to this section was necessary to preserve human life, that diligent effort was made to obtain the services of a certified emergency medical technician and that the services of a certified emergency medical technician were not available or were not available in time as under the circumstances appeared necessary to preserve such human life.
(3) Subsection (1) of this section is not applicable to any individual, group of individuals, partnership, entity, association or other organization otherwise subject thereto providing a service to the public exclusively by volunteer unpaid workers, nor to any person who acts as an ambulance attendant therefor, provided that in the particular county in which the service is rendered, the county court or board of county commissioners has by order, after public hearing, granted exemption from such subsection to the individual, group, partnership, entity, association or organization. When exemption is granted under this section, any person who attends an individual who is ill or injured or who has a disability in an ambulance may not purport to be an emergency medical technician or use the designation “EMT.” [Formerly 682.135; 2007 c.70 §311]Section: Previous 682.175 682.180 682.185 682.190 682.191 682.195 682.200 682.204 682.205 682.208 682.210 682.212 682.215 682.216 682.220 Next
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