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§ 1100.3. General Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 13. Motor Vehicles
Division 2. Department of the California Highway Patrol
Chapter 5. Special Vehicles
Article 1. Ambulances (Refs & Annos)
13 CCR § 1100.3
§ 1100.3. General Requirements.
No ambulance shall respond to an emergency call or transport patients unless staffed by both a certificated driver and a qualified attendant, maintained in good mechanical repair and sanitary condition, and equipped as required by this article and the Vehicle Code.
(a) Driver Certificate Exemption.
In addition to the exemptions stated in Vehicle Code section 12527(f), ambulance driver certificates are not required for persons driving ambulances, based out-of-state, into California to provide only interstate emergency service, if the drivers are appropriately licensed or certified by the state of origin. However, if the department has reason to believe an out-of-state driver would be denied an ambulance driver certificate if based in California, that driver may be prohibited from driving in this state unless he/she obtains an ambulance driver certificate.
(b) Medical Training Prerequisite.
Ambulances shall not respond to emergency calls or transport patients unless the attendant -or the driver, if the service has been exempted from the requirement to have an attendant -possesses a certificate or license evidencing compliance with the emergency medical training and educational standards for ambulance personnel established by the State Emergency Medical Service Authority in title 22 of this code. This requirement shall not apply during a “state of war emergency,” duly proclaimed “state of emergency,” or “local emergency,” as defined in Government Code section 8558, when it is necessary to fully utilize all available ambulances in an area and it is not possible to have such ambulances operated or attended by persons with the qualifications required by this section.
Note: Authority cited: Section 2512, Vehicle Code. Reference: Sections 2504 and 2512, Vehicle Code; Section 1760.5, Health and Safety Code.
1. Amendment filed 10-27-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 44).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a) filed 1-22-91 (Register 91, No. 10).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
13 CCR § 1100.3, 13 CA ADC § 1100.3
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