CHAPTER 12.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Sections:

4-12.01    Definitions

4-12.02    Compliance with Alameda County Ordinance

4-12.03    City Liability

4-12.04    Penalty for Violations

4-12.01 Definitions.

(a)    “Basic life support ambulance service” or “BLS” means the service performed in response to a nonemergency call. Specifically, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures that, at a minimum, include recognizing respiratory and cardiac arrest and starting the proper application of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and CPR to maintain life without invasive techniques until the victim may be transported or until advanced life support is available.

(b)    “Critical care transport” or “CCT” means any emergency or nonemergency transport of a patient where the skill level required in the care of that patient during transport requires, or may require, care with the CCT-paramedic or CCT-RN scope of practice.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 08-006, eff. Oct. 2, 2008)

4-12.02 Compliance with Alameda County Ordinance.

Every company based in the City of Emeryville which provides basic life support ambulance service or critical care transport, and every company which provides basic life support ambulance service or critical care transport within the City of Emeryville shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 6.114 of Title 6 of the Ordinance Code of the County of Alameda, as it now exists and as it may be amended in the future.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 08-006, eff. Oct. 2, 2008)

4-12.03 City Liability.

Unless expressly agreed in writing, the City of Emeryville and its officers and employees shall not be liable for any costs or charges associated with compliance with this chapter of the rules or regulations promulgated hereunder.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 08-006, eff. Oct. 2, 2008)

4-12.04 Penalty for Violations.

Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as a misdemeanor as set forth in Chapter 2 of Title 1 of this Code; provided, however, that any such violation may be charged and prosecuted as an infraction in the discretion of the Enforcement Officer.

(Sec. 2 (part), Ord. 08-006, eff. Oct. 2, 2008)