Part I Emergency Telecommunication Systems 401.013 – 401.027
Part II Emergency Medical Services Grants 401.101 – 401.121
Part III Medical Transportation Services 401.2101 – 401.465

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 401

  • Advanced life support: means assessment or treatment by a person qualified under this part through the use of techniques such as endotracheal intubation, the administration of drugs or intravenous fluids, telemetry, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, and other techniques described in the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum or the National EMS Education Standards, pursuant to rules of the department. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Advanced life support service: means any emergency medical transport or nontransport service which uses advanced life support techniques. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Air ambulance: means any fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft used for, or intended to be used for, air transportation of sick or injured persons requiring or likely to require medical attention during transport. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Air ambulance service: means any publicly or privately owned service, licensed in accordance with the provisions of this part, which operates air ambulances to transport persons requiring or likely to require medical attention during transport. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Ambulance driver: means any person who meets the requirements of…. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Basic life support: means the assessment or treatment by a person qualified under this part through the use of techniques described in the EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum or the National EMS Education Standards of the United States Department of Transportation and approved by the department. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Basic life support service: means any emergency medical service which uses only basic life support techniques. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Board: means the Board of Pilot Commissioners. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Board: means the Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 497.005
  • certificate: means the document issued by the board under seal of the department to pilots. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Certification: means any authorization issued pursuant to this part to a person to act as an emergency medical technician or a paramedic. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 497.005
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 401.107
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • 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
  • Emergency medical services organizations: means public or private entities involved in emergency medical services systems. See Florida Statutes 401.107
  • emergency medical services vehicle: means any privately or publicly owned land or water vehicle that is designed, constructed, reconstructed, maintained, equipped, or operated for, and is used for, or intended to be used for, land or water transportation of sick or injured persons requiring or likely to require medical attention during transport. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Emergency medical technician: means a person who is certified by the department to perform basic life support pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Interfacility transfer: means the transportation by ambulance of a patient between two facilities licensed under chapter 393, chapter 395, chapter 400, or chapter 429, pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • License: includes all authorizations required or issued under this chapter, except where expressly indicated otherwise, and shall be understood to include authorizations previously referred to as registrations or certificates of authority in chapters 470 and 497 as those chapters appeared in the 2004 edition of the Florida Statutes. See Florida Statutes 497.005
  • Licensee: means the person or entity holding any license or other authorization issued under this chapter, except where expressly indicated otherwise. See Florida Statutes 497.005
  • Licensee: means any basic life support service, advanced life support service, or air ambulance service licensed pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Medical direction: means direct supervision by a physician through two-way voice communication or, when such voice communication is unavailable, through established standing orders, pursuant to rules of the department. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Medical director: means a physician who is employed or contracted by a licensee and who provides medical supervision, including appropriate quality assurance but not including administrative and managerial functions, for daily operations and training pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Paramedic: means a person who is certified by the department to perform basic and advanced life support pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Permit: means any authorization issued pursuant to this part for a vehicle to be operated as a basic life support or advanced life support transport vehicle or an advanced life support nontransport vehicle providing basic or advanced life support. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Physician: means a practitioner who is licensed under the provisions of chapter 458 or chapter 459. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Pilot: means a licensed state pilot or a certificated deputy pilot. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Pilotage: means the compensation fixed by the Pilotage Rate Review Committee which is payable by a vessel, its owners, agents, charterers, or consignees to one or more pilots in the port where piloting is performed. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Piloting: means the acts of pilots in conducting vessels through the pilotage waters of the state. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Port: means any place in the state into which vessels enter or depart and includes, without limitation, Fernandina, Nassau Inlet, Jacksonville, St. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • Registered nurse: means a practitioner who is licensed to practice professional nursing pursuant to part I of chapter 464. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Rules: refers to rules adopted under this chapter unless expressly indicated to the contrary. See Florida Statutes 497.005
  • Rural emergency medical services: means emergency medical services in a county with a total population of 100,000 or fewer people and density of less than 100 people per square mile. See Florida Statutes 401.107
  • service: means any service offered or provided in connection with the final disposition, memorialization, interment, entombment, or inurnment of human remains or cremated remains. See Florida Statutes 497.005
  • Service location: means any permanent location in or from which a licensee solicits, accepts, or conducts business under this part. See Florida Statutes 401.23
  • Vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See Florida Statutes 400.9974
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011