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First Aid and Medical Transport Vehicles
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(1) No person shall operate a first aid or medical transport vehicle or business within the jurisdictional limits of the city of Eugene, including the Eugene Airport, without first registering with the city and paying the required fees. The provisions of this section shall not apply to first aid and medical transport vehicles operating from a business location, office or headquarters outside the cities of Eugene or Springfield, that are transporting a person from outside the Eugene-Springfield area to a health care facility within the city or are picking up persons from within the city for transport outside the Eugene-Springfield area, or vehicles that are passing through the city of Eugene without a destination within the city. First aid and medical transport vehicle owners shall:

(a) Ensure that vehicles are clean, present a good appearance, are equipped as required herein, and maintained in a safe condition and according to manufacturer’s instructions;

(b) Maintain for a period of three years and make available to the city upon request:

1. Records of the supplies and equipment carried in each first aid or medical transport vehicle;

2. Complete maintenance records for each vehicle; and

3. Customer service records including the name of the customer the date and time of transport, and the origin and destination of transport. First aid vehicle owners shall also indicate the nature of the injury, illness or disability, and the assistance rendered.

(c) Equip each first aid and medical transport vehicle only with supplies and equipment that fully comply with state and local law;

(d) Equip each medical transport vehicle with a fire extinguisher, of a 1A10BC or 2A10BC, 2 2 pound type, readily accessible to the driver in the area of the front seat, which shall be serviced annually and immediately after each use;

(e) Not use or permit to be used a first aid or medical transport vehicle which:

1. Is equipped with rotating beacons, light bars, sirens, or any other type of emergency warning device except standard four way hazard flashers;

2. Is equipped to provide oxygen administration. A first aid or medical transport vehicle may transport persons requiring constant oxygen administration due to chronic respiratory conditions who use their own oxygen apparatus but who do not require any observation, care or services that the vehicle is not permitted to provide under this chapter;

3. Is equipped with any type of stretcher, gurney, or cot.

(f) Employ as first aid or medical transport vehicle operators only persons who are currently certified by the State of Oregon at a minimum as an emergency medical technician B, first responder, or certified nursing assistant.

(g) Not use, cause to be used or permit any advertising, signing or other communication relating to a first aid or medical transport vehicle which contains any reference to, or which uses words, symbols or other devices which cause or are likely to cause confusion as to the identity of the vehicle as an ambulance.

(h) Comply with all applicable federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, state and local laws and regulations, including rules promulgated by the city manager. Such rules may include, but not be limited to, the type and level of insurance required, the form of hold harmless agreement required, the maintenance and inspection of records, and other inspection or vehicle requirements.

(i) First aid vehicle owners shall retain a local physician advisor who is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Oregon and make the physician advisor’s name, address and telephone number available to the city upon request.

(j) Provide the city, at the time of registration, and at least ten days prior to any change thereto, a list setting forth the fares or charges, and post a copy of the same inside the first aid or medical transport vehicle.

(2) When transporting persons in wheelchairs, a first aid or medical transport vehicle owner shall:

(a) Equip each first aid and medical transport vehicle with wheelchair immobilization apparatus that maintains the wheelchair in a stationary position;

(b) Maintain wheelchair immobilization apparatus according to manufacturer’s instructions;

(c) Maintain records for a period of three years of all repairs and maintenance performed on wheelchair immobilization apparatus and make all records available to the city for inspection upon request;

(d) Transport or allow transport of persons only in an upright sitting position or in a reclining position when the angle of recline is not more than 45 degrees.

(3) All owners shall be strictly liable for any violation of this chapter by an agent or employee.

(Section 3.862 added by Ordinance No. 19338, enacted June 26, 1985, effective July 26, 1985; amended by Ordinance No. 19929, enacted September 13, 1993, effective October 13, 1993; administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998; and Ordinance No. 20320, enacted May 13, 2004, effective June 12, 2004.)