SB 0303 Allows licensed ground ambulance services in St. Louis to transport patients within a 130-mile radius
LR Number:0879S.04P Fiscal Note:0879-04
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:04/17/03 - Referred H Health Care Policy Committee Journal page:H1124
Title:SCS SB 303
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 303 - This act provides that a licensed ground ambulance service located within Saint Louis County may provide critical care ground ambulance service. Critical care ground ambulance service is defined as the ground transport of a patient who requires a level of care which is within the scope of training and qualifications of a critical care nurse.

Such critical care transport may only occur between two licensed hospitals. The transport shall be done in an ambulance designed and equipped for such purpose and must include certain personnel trained in critical care. An ambulance service providing critical care ground ambulance service must maintain at least 120% of the insurance required in regulation for a licensed ambulance service. The ambulance service may only provide such critical care ground ambulance service within its service area and no more than 125 miles away from its address of record.