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147A.5 Applications for emergency medical care services---approval---denial, probation, suspension, or revocation.

1. An ambulance, rescue, or first response service in this state that desires to provide emergency medical care in the out-of-hospital setting shall apply to the department for authorization to establish a program for delivery of the care at the scene of an emergency, during transportation to a hospital, during transfer from one medical care facility to another or to a private residence, or while in the hospital emergency department, and until care is directly assumed by a physician or by authorized hospital personnel.

2. The department shall approve an application submitted in accordance with subsection 1 when the department is satisfied that the program proposed by the application will be operated in compliance with this subchapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter.

3. The department may deny an application for authorization, or may place on probation, suspend, or revoke existing authorization if the department finds reason to believe the program has not been or will not be operated in compliance with this subchapter and the rules adopted pursuant to this subchapter, or that there is insufficient assurance of adequate protection for the public. The denial or period of probation, suspension, or revocation shall be effected and may be appealed as provided by section 17A.12.

Section History: Early form

[C79, 81, § 147A.5]

Section History: Recent form

84 Acts, ch 1287, § 5; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1144; 89 Acts, ch 89, §8; 95 Acts, ch 41, §13

Internal References

Referred to in § 147A.4

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