2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 26:2K-49 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 26:2K-49 (2013) What's This?

26:2K-49. Definitions
2. As used in this act:

"Advanced life support" means an advanced level of pre-hospital, interhospital, and emergency service care which includes basic life support functions, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, telemetered electrocardiography, administration of antiarrhythmic agents, intravenous therapy, administration of specific medications, drugs and solutions, use of adjunctive ventilation devices, trauma care and other techniques and procedures authorized in writing by the commissioner pursuant to department regulations and P.L.1984, c.146 (C.26:2K-7 et seq.).

"Advisory council" means the Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council established pursuant to section 5 of this act.

"Basic life support" means a basic level of pre-hospital care which includes patient stabilization, airway clearance, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, initial wound care and fracture stabilization, and other techniques and procedures authorized by the commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Coordinator" means the person coordinating the EMSC program within the Office of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Health.

"Department" means the Department of Health.

"EMSC program" means the Emergency Medical Services for Children program established pursuant to section 3 of this act, and other relevant programmatic activities conducted by the Office of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Health in support of appropriate treatment, transport, and triage of ill or injured children in New Jersey.

"Emergency medical services personnel" means persons trained and certified or licensed to provide emergency medical care, whether on a paid or volunteer basis, as part of a basic life support or advanced life support pre-hospital emergency care service or in an emergency department or pediatric critical care or specialty unit in a licensed hospital.

"Pre-hospital care" means the provision of emergency medical care or transportation by trained and certified or licensed emergency medical services personnel at the scene of an emergency and while transporting sick or injured persons to a medical care facility or provider.


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