SEC. 41-60-11. Definitions.
As used in Sections 41-60-11 and 41-60-13, unless the context otherwise requires, the term:
(a) "Advanced life support" shall mean a sophisticated level of prehospital and interhospital emergency care which includes basic life support functions including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), plus cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, telemetered electrocardiography, administration of antiarnythmic agents, intravenous therapy, administration of specific medications, drugs and solutions, use of adjunctive ventilation devices, trauma care and other authorized techniques and procedures.
(b) "Advanced life support personnel" shall mean persons other than physicians engaged in the provision of advanced life support, as defined and regulated by rules and regulations promulgated by the board.
(c) "Emergency medical technician-intermediate" shall mean a person specially trained in advanced life support modules, numbers I, II and III as developed for the United States Department of Transportation under Contract No. DOT-HS-900-089, as authorized by the Mississippi State Board of Health.
(d) "Emergency medical technician-paramedic" shall mean a person specially trained in an advanced life support training program authorized by the Mississippi State Board of Health.
(e) "Medical control" shall mean directions and advice provided from a centrally designated medical facility staffed by appropriate personnel, operating under medical supervision, supplying professional support through radio or telephonic communication for on-site and in-transit basic and advanced life support services given by field and satellite facility personnel.
SOURCES: Laws, 1979, ch. 488, § 1; Laws, 2001, ch. 542, § 3, SB 2209, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001
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