Current as of: 2009
As used in this act:
(a) "Administrator" means the executive director of the emergency medical services board.
(b) "Ambulance" means any privately or publicly owned motor vehicle, airplane or helicopter designed, constructed, prepared and equipped for use in transporting and providing emergency care for individuals who are ill or injured.
(c) "Ambulance service" means any organization operated for the purpose of transporting sick or injured persons to or from a place where medical care is furnished, whether or not such persons may be in need of emergency or medical care in transit.
(d) "Attendant" means a first responder, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician-intermediate, emergency medical technician-defibrillator or a mobile intensive care technician certified pursuant to this act.
(e) "Board" means the emergency medical services board established pursuant to K.S.A. 65-6102, and amendments thereto.
(f) "Emergency medical service" means the effective and coordinated delivery of such care as may be required by an emergency which includes the care and transportation of individuals by ambulance services and the performance of authorized emergency care by a physician, professional nurse, a licensed physician assistant or attendant.
(g) "Emergency medical technician" means a person who holds an emergency medical technician certificate issued pursuant to this act.
(h) "Emergency medical technician-defibrillator" means a person who holds an emergency medical technician-defibrillator certificate issued pursuant to this act.
(i) "Emergency medical technician-intermediate" means a person who holds an emergency medical technician-intermediate certificate issued pursuant to this act.
(j) "First responder" means a person who holds a first responder certificate issued pursuant to this act.
(k) "Hospital" means a hospital as defined by K.S.A. 65-425, and amendments thereto.
(l) "Instructor-coordinator" means a person who is certified under this act to teach initial courses of certification of instruction and continuing education classes.
(m) "Medical adviser" means a physician.
(n) "Medical protocols" mean written guidelines which authorize attendants to perform certain medical procedures prior to contacting a physician, or professional nurse authorized by a physician. These protocols shall be developed and approved by a county medical society or, if there is no county medical society, the medical staff of a hospital to which the ambulance service primarily transports patients.
(o) "Mobile intensive care technician" means a person who holds a mobile intensive care technician certificate issued pursuant to this act.
(p) "Municipality" means any city, county, township, fire district or ambulance service district.
(q) "Nonemergency transportation" means the care and transport of a sick or injured person under a foreseen combination of circumstances calling for continuing care of such person. As used in this subsection, transportation includes performance of the authorized level of services of the attendant whether within or outside the vehicle as part of such transportation services.
(r) "Operator" means a person or municipality who has a permit to operate an ambulance service in the state of Kansas.
(s) "Person" means an individual, a partnership, an association, a joint-stock company or a corporation.
(t) "Physician" means a person licensed by the state board of healing arts to practice medicine and surgery.
(u) "Physician assistant" means a person who is licensed under the physician assistant licensure act and who is acting under the direction of a responsible physician.
(v) "Professional nurse" means a licensed professional nurse as defined by K.S.A. 65-1113, and amendments thereto.
(w) "Provider of training" means a corporation, partnership, accredited postsecondary education institution, ambulance service, fire department, hospital or municipality that conducts training programs that include, but are not limited to, initial courses of instruction and continuing education for attendants, instructor-coordinators or training officers.
(x) "Responsible physician" means responsible physician as such term is defined under K.S.A. 65-28a02 and amendments thereto.
(y) "Training officer" means a person who is certified pursuant to this act to teach initial courses of instruction for first responders and continuing education as prescribed by the board.
History: L. 1988, ch. 261, § 12; L. 1990, ch. 235, § 2; L. 1991, ch. 203, § 1; L. 1993, ch. 71, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 154, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 133, § 4; L. 2000, ch. 162, § 23; L. 2001, ch. 31, § 4; L. 2008, ch. 78, § 1; July 1.