Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 56
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 10
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
56-1012.  Definitions. As used in sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code:
(1)  "Advanced emergency medical technician" means a person who has met the qualifications for licensure as set forth in sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, is licensed by the EMS bureau under sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, carries out the practice of emergency care within the scope of practice determined by the commission and practices under the supervision of an Idaho licensed physician.
(2)  "Agency" means any organization licensed by the EMS bureau that operates an air medical service, ambulance service or nontransport service.
(3)  "Air ambulance" means any privately or publicly owned fixed wing aircraft or rotary wing aircraft used for, or intended to be used for, the transportation of persons experiencing physiological or psychological illness or injury who may need medical attention during transport. This may include dual or multipurpose vehicles which otherwise comply with sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, and specifications established by board rule.
(4)  "Air medical service" means an agency licensed by the EMS bureau that responds to requests for patient care and transportation from hospitals and EMS agencies using a fixed wing aircraft or rotary wing aircraft.
(5)  "Ambulance" means any privately or publicly owned motor vehicle or nautical vessel used for, or intended to be used for, the transportation of sick or injured persons who may need medical attention during transport. This may include dual or multipurpose vehicles which otherwise comply with sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, and specifications established by board rule.
(6)  "Ambulance service" means an agency licensed by the EMS bureau operated with the intent to provide personnel and equipment for medical treatment at an emergency scene, during transportation or during transfer of persons experiencing physiological or psychological illness or injury who may need medical attention during transport.
(7)  "Applicant" means any organization that is requesting an agency license under this chapter and includes the following:
(a)  An organization seeking a new license;
(b)  An existing agency that intends to change the level of licensed personnel it utilizes;
(c)  An existing agency that intends to change its geographic coverage area, except by agency annexation;
(d)  An existing nontransport service that intends to provide ambulance service;
(e)  An existing ambulance service that intends to discontinue transport and become a nontransport service.
(8)  "Board" means the Idaho board of health and welfare.
(9)  "Commission" means the Idaho emergency medical services physician commission.
(10) "Community emergency medical technician" or "community EMT" means an emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician with additional standardized training who works within a designated community health emergency medical services program under local medical control as part of a community-based team of health and social services providers.
(11) "Community health emergency medical services" or "community health EMS" means the evaluation, advice or treatment of an eligible recipient outside of a hospital setting, which is specifically requested for the purpose of preventing or improving a particular medical condition, and which is provided by a licensed emergency medical services agency. Community health EMS involving or related to emergency response must be provided by or in coordination with the primary 911 response agency for that area.
(12) "Community paramedic" means a paramedic with additional standardized training who works within a designated community health emergency medical services program under local medical control as part of a community-based team of health and social services providers.
(13) "Department" means the Idaho department of health and welfare.
(14) "Eligible recipient" means an individual eligible to receive community health emergency medical services, as determined by rule of the EMS bureau or a local community health emergency medical services program.
(15) "Emergency medical responder" means a person who has met the qualifications for licensure as set forth in sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, is licensed by the EMS bureau under sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, carries out the practice of emergency care within the scope of practice determined by the commission and practices under the supervision of an Idaho licensed physician.
(16) "Emergency medical services" or "EMS" means aid rendered by an individual or group of individuals who do the following:
(a)  Respond to a perceived need for medical care in order to prevent loss of life or aggravation of physiological or psychological illness or injury;
(b)  Are prepared to provide interventions that are within the scope of practice as defined by the commission;
(c)  Use an alerting mechanism to initiate a response to requests for medical care; and
(d)  Offer, advertise or attempt to respond as described in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this subsection.
Aid rendered by a ski patroller, as described in section 54-1804(1)(h), Idaho Code, is not EMS.
(17) "EMS bureau" means the bureau of emergency medical services of the department.
(18) "Emergency medical technician" means a person who has met the qualifications for licensure as set forth in sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, is licensed by the EMS bureau under sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, carries out the practice of emergency care within the scope of practice determined by the commission and practices under the supervision of an Idaho licensed physician.
(19) "Licensed personnel" means those individuals who are emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
(20) "National emergency medical services information system technical assistance center" means an organization that validates software for compliance with the EMS data set defined by the United States department of transportation national highway traffic safety administration.
(21) "Nontransport service" means an agency licensed by the EMS bureau, operated with the intent to provide personnel or equipment for medical stabilization at an emergency scene, but not intended to be the service that will actually transport sick or injured persons.
(22) "Nontransport vehicle" means any vehicle operated by an agency with the intent to provide personnel or equipment for medical stabilization at an emergency scene, but not intended as the vehicle that will actually transport sick or injured persons.
(23) "Paramedic" means a person who has met the qualifications for licensure as set forth in sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, is licensed by the EMS bureau under sections 56-1011 through 56-1023, Idaho Code, carries out the practice of emergency care within the scope of practice determined by the commission and practices under the supervision of an Idaho licensed physician.
(24) "Supervision" means the medical direction by a licensed physician of activities provided by licensed personnel affiliated with a licensed ambulance, air medical or nontransport service, including, but not limited to: establishing standing orders and protocols, reviewing performance of licensed personnel, providing instructions for patient care via radio or telephone, and other oversight.
(25) "Transfer" means the transportation of a patient from one (1) medical care facility to another.

History:
[(56-1012) 39-140, added 1976, ch. 187, sec. 2, p. 675; am. 1980, ch. 145, sec. 7, p. 313; am. 1992, ch. 110, sec. 1, p. 339; am. 1993, ch. 50, sec. 1, p. 131; am. and redesig. 1996, ch. 26, sec. 3, p. 62; am. 1999, ch. 131, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 2001, ch. 110, sec. 5, p. 378; am. 2006, ch. 421, sec. 1, p. 1301; am. 2009, ch. 189, sec. 2, p. 611; am. 2014, ch. 86, sec. 1, p. 235; am. 2015, ch. 157, sec. 3, p. 550.]


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