2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 13 - Emergency Medical Services
Subchapter 17 - Joshua Ashley-Pauley Act
§ 20-13-1703 - Definitions.

AR Code § 20-13-1703 (2015) What's This?

As used in this subchapter:

(1) "Drug overdose" means an acute condition resulting from, or that a reasonable person would believe to be resulting from, the consumption or use of alcohol, a controlled substance, or dangerous drug or a combination of alcohol, controlled substance, or dangerous drug by an individual, causing signs, including without limitation:

(A) Extreme physical illness;

(B) Decreased level of consciousness;

(C) Respiratory depression;

(D) Coma;

(E) Mania; or

(F) Death;

(2) "Emergency medical services" means:

(A) The transportation and medical care provided the ill or injured by licensed emergency medical services personnel or other healthcare providers before arrival at a medical facility; and

(B) Continuation of the initial emergency care within a medical facility subject to the approval of the medical staff and governing board of that facility;

(3) "Medical assistance" means aid provided to a person experiencing or believed to be experiencing a drug overdose by a healthcare provider acting within its scope of practice that may provide diagnosis, treatment, or emergency medical services relative to the drug overdose; and

(4) "Seeks medical assistance" means accesses or assists in accessing the 911 system or otherwise contacts or assists in contacting law enforcement or a poison control center and provides care to a person experiencing or believed to be experiencing a drug overdose.

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