(1) As used in sections 2.606 and 2.608 of this chapter, “ambulance service” means the transportation of an ill, injured or disabled individual and, in connection therewith, the administration of pre-hospital and out-of-hospital medical, emergency or non-emergency care, if necessary.
(2) As used in sections 2.606 and 2.608 of this chapter, “emergency care” means the performance of acts or procedures under emergency conditions in the observation, care and counsel of the ill, injured or disabled, or in the administration of care or medications as prescribed by a licensed physician, insofar as any of those acts is based upon knowledge and application of the principles of biological, physical and social science.
(3) As used in section 2.606 and 2.608 of this chapter, “non-emergency care” means the performance of acts or procedures on a patient who is not expected to die, become permanently disabled or suffer permanent harm within the next 24 hours, including but not limited to observation, care and counsel of a patient and the administration of medications prescribed by a licensed physician, insofar as any of those acts are based upon knowledge and application of the principles of biological, physical and social science.
(4) In the event it is determined by the city manager that the community is or will imminently be without ambulance service, the city manager is authorized to expend public funds from whatever source to provide ambulance service to the community until directed by the council to cease the expenditures, until the council adopts a supplemental budget under the Oregon Local Budget Law, or until 60 days, whichever is less.
(5) No person shall operate an ambulance vehicle or provide ambulance services within the corporate limits of the city unless such person is designated as the ambulance service provider for the city under the Lane County Ambulance Service Area Plan, or is providing non-emergency care as a subcontractor to the designated service provider. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to:
(a) Vehicles and ambulances exempt from ambulance licensing requirements of state law;
(b) Vehicles being used to render temporary assistance to the city’s designated ambulance service provider under the terms of a mutual aid agreement, or under the supervision of the city’s designated service provider; or
(c) Vehicles operating from a business location, office or headquarters outside the city, that are transporting a patient from outside the city to a health care facility within the city or are picking up a patient from within the city for transport outside the city, or vehicles which are passing through without destination in the city.