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SECTION 3000
Declaration of policy and statement of purpose
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 30
§ 3000. Declaration of policy and statement of purpose. The furnishing
of medical assistance in an emergency is a matter of vital concern
affecting the public health, safety and welfare. Prehospital emergency
medical care, the provision of prompt and effective communication among
ambulances and hospitals and safe and effective care and transportation
of the sick and injured are essential public health services.

It is the purpose of this article to promote the public health, safety
and welfare by providing for certification of all advanced life support
first response services and ambulance services; the creation of regional
emergency medical services councils; and a New York state emergency
medical services council to develop minimum training standards for
certified first responders, emergency medical technicians and advanced
emergency medical technicians and minimum equipment and communication
standards for advanced life support first response services and
ambulance services.