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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 8. Emergency Medical Services
- Section 200. Definitions.
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. [Renumbered as AS 18.08.200
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. Health Units and Districts
AS 18.08.200. Definitions.
In this chapter,
- (1) "advanced life support" means emergency care techniques provided under the written or oral orders of a physician that
include manual electric cardiac defibrillation, administration of antiarrhythmic agents, intravenous therapy,
intramuscular therapy, or use of endotracheal intubation devices;
- (2) "ambulance" means any publicly or privately owned means of conveyance intended to be used and maintained or operated
for the transportation of persons who are sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise helpless;
- (3) "commissioner" means the commissioner of health and social services;
- (4) "consumer of emergency medical services" means a person who is not a provider of emergency medical services as defined
in this section;
- (5) "department" means the Department of Health and Social Services;
- (6) "emergency medical care" means the services utilized in responding to the perceived individual needs for immediate
medical care in order to prevent loss of life or aggravation of physiological or psychological illness or injury;
- (7) "emergency medical dispatcher" means a trained public safety telecommunicator with additional training and specific
emergency medical knowledge essential for the efficient management of emergency medical communications;
- (8) "emergency medical service" means the provision of emergency medical care and transportation of the sick and injured;
- (9) "emergency medical services system" means a system that provides for the arrangement of personnel, facilities, and
equipment for the effective and coordinated delivery of health care services, including trauma care, under emergency
conditions, occurring either as a result of the patient's condition or of natural disasters or similar situations, and
that is administered by a statewide network that has the authority and resources to provide effective administration of
- (10) "emergency medical technician" means a person trained in emergency medical care and certified in accordance with the
regulations prescribed under AS 18.08.080
- (11) "paramedic training program" means a training program prescribed in regulations of the department that includes
classroom, clinical, and field internship components designed to provide an individual with the knowledge and skills
necessary to function as a mobile intensive care paramedic;
- (12) "provider of emergency medical services" means a person whose occupation or profession is, or has been, the delivery
or administration of emergency medical services; a person who has a fiduciary position with, or has a fiduciary
interest in, a health activity, facility or other health agency, or a legal or financial interest in the rendering of
any component of emergency medical services; and
- (13) "trauma care" includes injury prevention, triage, prehospital care, hospital care, and rehabilitative services for
major single system or multisystem injuries that require immediate medical or surgical intervention or treatment to
prevent death or permanent disability.
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