The department shall use the following guidelines in developing the procedures for grant disbursement:

(1) The need for emergency medical services and the requirements of the population to be served.
(2) All emergency vehicles and attendants must conform to state standards established by law or rule of the department.
(3) All vehicles shall contain minimum equipment and supplies as required by law or rule of the department.
(4) All vehicles shall have at a minimum a direct communications linkup with the operating base and hospital designated as the primary receiving facility.
(5) Emphasis shall be accorded to applications that contain one or more of the following provisions:

(a) Services provided on a county, multicounty, or areawide basis.

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 401.117

  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 401.107
  • Emergency medical services: means the activities or services to prevent or treat a sudden critical illness or injury and to provide emergency medical care and prehospital emergency medical transportation to sick, injured, or otherwise incapacitated persons in this state. See Florida Statutes 401.107
(b) A single provider, or a coordinated provider, method of delivering services.
(c) Coordination of all communication links, including police, fire, emergency vehicles, and other related services.