Md. Code Regs. - Specialty Care Transport Restrictions

A licensed commercial ambulance service may not provide specialty care transport unless:

A. Licensed as a specialty care transport ambulance service; or
B. No more than ten times a year, if a licensed specialty care transport ambulance service is not available within a clinically reasonable time as determined by the referring physician:
(1) The sending facility provides health care personnel authorized by law to provide the level of care required by the patient during transport, which may include a nurse meeting the requirements of COMAR;
(2) Required specialty equipment is available;
(3) The ambulance used is licensed as at least an ALS ambulance;
(4) Notice is made to SOCALR within 24 hours of the transport; and
(5) A report, reviewed and signed by the medical director, is submitted to SOCALR within 7 days of the transport, documenting the patient's condition, the care rendered, crew configuration and efforts made by the referring physician, and the service to secure appropriate SCT resources.


Md. Code Regs.
Regulations.05 adopted as an emergency provision effective January 6, 1997 (24:2 Md. R. 114); adopted permanently effective July 7, 1997 (24:10 Md. R. 711)
Regulations.05, Specialized Service, repealed and new Regulations .01-.05, ALS Service, adopted effective January 10, 2000 (26:27 Md. R. 2017)
Regulation .05 repealed and new Regulation o5 adopted effective January 15, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1866)
Regulation .05B amended effective 41:17 Md. R. 971, eff.9/1/2014

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