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SECTION 3017
Emergency medical service, Suffolk county
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 30
§ 3017. Emergency medical service, Suffolk county. 1. No ambulance
service or advanced life support first response service shall respond to
any call or request for emergency medical services within a town,
village or fire district in Suffolk county that currently provides
ambulance service or advanced life support services first response
service, if the municipality has designated one or more ambulance
services or advanced life support first response services to respond to
such calls unless:

(a) the service is so designated;

(b) the response is in accordance with a mutual aid plan approved by
the appropriate regional emergency medical service council;

(c) the response is to a verbal mutual aid request from a designated
service;

(d) the service was specifically requested to respond by the patient
or someone acting on behalf of that patient; or

(e) the response site is a hospital licensed under article
twenty-eight of this chapter for a transfer to another such facility.

2. Every ambulance service or advanced life support first response
service shall disclose as part of any solicitation or advertisement in
Suffolk county that there is a fee for services rendered, if in fact
there is a fee charged for the performance of such service.

3. Every ambulance service or advanced life support first response
service that operates in Suffolk county and has vehicles which travel
through communities with designated ambulance service or advanced life
support first response service shall require its drivers and emergency
medical technicians:

(a) to immediately notify a central alarm or other publicly operated
dispatch entity, or a person designated under section two hundred nine-b
of the general municipal law to receive calls for emergency services for
the purpose of dispatching emergency medical services whenever an
emergency is found in a public place;

(b) to evaluate the need to transport any patient found in extremis to
a hospital; and

(c) to comply with appropriate instructions from the dispatch entity.
The dispatch entity, when appropriate, may instruct the service to
transport any patient to an appropriate hospital.