TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.800 VEHICLE SERVICE PROVIDER LICENSURE
Section 515.800 Vehicle Service Provider Licensure
a) An application for a Vehicle Service Provider license shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the Department. The application shall include, but not be limited to, licensee name, address and telephone number; and, for each vehicle to be covered by the license, make, model, year, vehicle identification number (VIN), State vehicle license number and level of service (BLS, ILS or ALS).
b) Each application shall be accompanied by a fee of $25 for each vehicle included in the initial license application and due at the time of each annual inspection for up to 100 individual vehicles. A fee of $2500 shall be submitted for initial applications and due at annual inspections for providers with 100 or more vehicles.
c) An application for license renewal shall be submitted to the Department in accordance with subsections (a) and (b) at least 60 days but no more than 90 days prior to license expiration.
d) The Department shall issue a license valid for four years. The license will remain valid if, after annual inspection, all fee requirements are paid and the Department finds that the vehicle service provider is in full compliance with the Act and this Part. If the Department finds that the vehicle service provider is not in full compliance, in addition to all other actions authorized by the Act and this Part, the Department may issue a license for a shorter interval.
e) The Department shall have the right to make inspections and investigations as necessary to determine compliance with the Act and this Part. Pursuant to any inspection or investigation, a licensee shall allow the Department access to all records, equipment and vehicles relating to activities addressed by the Act and this Part.
f) Each license is issued to the licensee for the vehicles identified in the application. The licensee shall notify the Department, in writing, within 10 days after any changes in the information on the application. Additional vehicles shall not be put in service until an application is submitted with the proper fee and an inspection is conducted. The licensee shall notify the Department, in accordance with subsection (g), to change a vehicle's level of service.
g) The Department will approve each vehicle covered by an ambulance service provider license to operate at a specific level of service (BLS, ILS or ALS). To change the level of service for a specific vehicle:
1) The licensee shall submit a written request to the EMS MD.
2) The EMS MD shall submit a copy of that request to the Department, along with written verification that the licensee meets the equipment and staffing requirements of this Part and the EMS System Plan for the requested level of service.
3) The Department will then amend the provider license and vehicle certificate to reflect the new level of service.
h) All Vehicle Service Providers shall function within an EMS System. (Section 3.85(b)(1) of the Act)
i) A Vehicle Service Provider utilizing ambulances shall have a primary affiliation with an EMS System within the EMS Region in which its Primary Service Area is located. This does not apply to Vehicle Service Providers that exclusively utilize Limited Operation Vehicles. (Section 3.85(b)(2) of the Act)
j) A Vehicle Service Provider is prohibited from advertising, identifying its vehicles, or disseminating information in a false or misleading manner concerning the Provider's type and level of vehicles, location, primary service area, response times, level of personnel, licensure status or System participation. (Section 3.85(b)(10) of the Act)
k) A vehicle service provider, whether municipal, private, or hospital owned, is prohibited from advertising itself as a critical care transport provider unless it participates in a Department-approved EMS System critical care transport plan and provides critical care transport services at a Tier II or Tier III level of care. (Section 3.85(b)(10.5) of the Act)
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 9053, effective April 9, 2014)