Those definitions set forth in C.G.S. Sec.
shall govern the provisions of these regulations, in addition to the
(a) "Activation time" means
the measure of time from notification to the EMS provider that an emergency
exists, to the beginning of the response of the emergency vehicle.
(b) "Advertising" means the promotion or
announcement of one's business name and services in a manner intended to
attract members of the public to use such business services.
(c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of
health services as defined in Sec.
of the C.G.S.
(d) "Council" means
regional emergency medical services council.
(e) "Director" means the director of the
office of emergency medical services (OEMS).
(f) "Dispatch Center" means the organization
responsible for receiving emergency calls and notifying the appropriate
emergency medical service providers of such calls for help, and assigning them
to respond to such calls.
"Emergency Medical Services Provider" or "EMS Provider" means a person,
association, or organization who provides immediate and/or life saving
transportation and medical care away from a hospital to a victim of sudden
illness or injury, and who may also provide invalid coach services.
"Emergency Medical Services Instructor"
or "EMS-I" means an individual who has successfully completed the requirements
of these regulations and is certified by the office of emergency medical
services to teach, supervise and conduct courses in EMS training
Technician" or "EMT" means an individual who has successfully completed the
requirements established by Sec.
of these regulations and is certified as an EMT by the office of emergency
Medical Technician-Intermediate" or "EMT-I" means an individual who has
successfully completed the requirements established by Sec.
of these regulations and is certified as an EMT-I by the office of emergency
Medical Technician-Paramedic" or "EMT-P" means an individual who has
successfully completed the requirements established by Sec.
of these regulations and is certified as an EMT-P by the office of emergency
Responder" means the EMS provider who is notified for initial response to a
victim of sudden illness or injury.
(m) "Invalid Coach Transportation" means
transportation to or from a private home, health care facility, or hospital for
examination, diagnosis, treatment, therapy or consultation. Invalid Coach
transportation is only to include the transportation of non-stretcher patients
for whom the need for resuscitation, suctioning, or other emergency medical
care or continuous observation is not evident.
(n) "Medical Communications Coordination
Center" means an organization responsible for the coordination of medical
frequencies to ensure allocation of such frequencies on a priority basis to EMS
personnel requesting communications with a medical facility.
(o) "Medical Control" means the active
surveillance by physicians of mobile intensive care sufficient for the
assessment of overall practice levels as defined by statewide
(p) "Medical Direction"
means the provision of medical advice, consultation, instruction and
authorization to appropriately trained or certified personnel by designated
staff members at sponsor hospitals.
"Medical Response Technician" or "MRT"
means an individual who has successfully completed the requirements established
of these regulations and is certified as an MRT by the office of emergency
Intensive Care" or "MIC" means pre-hospital care involving invasive or
definitive skills, equipment, procedures, and other therapies.
(s) "Mobile Intensive Care Medical Director"
means a physician on the staff of the sponsor hospital, appointed by the
sponsor hospital to be medically responsible for the facility's participation
in the mobile intensive care system.
(t) "Mobile Intensive Care Service" means the
organized provision of intensive, complex prehospital care, consistent with
acceptable emergency medical practices, utilizing qualified personnel
supervised by physicians and hospitals as part of a written emergency medical
services agreement with the mobile intensive care provider.
"Mobile Intensive Care Unit" means an
emergency vehicle equipped in accordance with Sec.
of these regulations and operated by a mobile intensive care
(v) "Mutual Aid" means a
written agreement between emergency medical service providers or among a group
of such providers to ensure cooperative aid in times of need.
(w) "Office of Emergency Medical Services" or
"OEMS" means the office established within the department of health services
pursuant to C.G.S. Sec.
(x) "Primary Service Area Responder" or
"PSAR" means the designated EMS provider for first call in a primary service
(y) "Primary Service Area" or
"PSA" means a specific municipality or part thereof, to which one designated
EMS provider is assigned for each category of emergency medical response
(z) "Regional Medical
Advisory Committee" or "RMAC" means a committee composed of physicians and
other members appointed by the regional emergency medical services council, for
the purpose of advising the council on medical practices and medical quality
(aa) "Regional Medical
Director" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in Connecticut who is
authorized by the council to develop and represent council positions on medical
(bb) "Response Time" means
the total measure of time from notification to the EMS provider that an
emergency exists, to arrival of the EMS provider at the patient's side, and is
the total of "activation time" and "travel time."
"Sponsor Hospital" means a hospital
which has agreed to maintain staff for the provision of medical control to
emergency medical service providers and which has been approved by OEMS in
accordance with Sec.
(7) of these regulations.
"State Medical Advisory Committee" or "SMAC" means a committee composed of the
medical directors of each regional emergency medical services council and the
medical director of OEMS, for the purpose of advising the OEMS on medical
matters within the emergency medical services system in the state.
(ee) "Travel Time" means the measure of time
from the beginning of the response of the emergency vehicle to arrival on