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Ground Ambulance Permitting

 
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Permits are issued by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) to a licensed ambulance service after an inspection of the vehicles and equipment has been completed and a determination made by BEMS that all requirements have been met.

Permits issued shall expire concurrently with the service license.

A BEMS form shall be completed by BEMS and signed by the service representative.

A list of permit and licensure fees can be found here.

All permits for vehicles are issued by licensed location. If, at any time, a vehicle is permanently moved to a new location a new inspection must be made and a new permit issued in accordance with the service license for the new location.

Common grounds for suspension or revocation of vehicle permit are, for example:

  • Improper or lack of essential required equipment, design and construction standards.
  • Sanitary requirements not maintained.
  • Lack of properly certified personnel in rear of vehicle when patient is present or lack of properly qualified driver.
  • Failure to maintain insurance as required.
  • Change in location of vehicle.
  • Failure to carry BEMS issued permit card on vehicle.

Common grounds for issuance of temporary permit (limited to 90 days) are for example:

  • Minor equipment items missing, but to be replaced within a reasonable time period.
  • Permitted vehicle is under repair and a replacement vehicle, meeting standards, is needed on a temporary basis.
Last reviewed on Nov 2, 2017
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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