Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin 4-8-1971 by Ord. No. 510; amended in its entirety 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1435. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 248-1 Availability of ambulance.

[Amended 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 1478; 8-13-1996 by Ord. No. 1971]
All duly licensed nursing homes, rest homes and health maintenance organizations within the Township are hereby required to own, lease, rent or have immediately available by other arrangement an ambulance for the conveyance of nonambulatory as well as emergency patients.

§ 248-2 Situations warranting ambulance.

[Amended 4-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1949]
A duly licensed nursing home, rest home or health maintenance organization may call the appropriate Volunteer First Aid Squad or Rescue Squad serving said nursing home, rest home or health maintenance organization in any situation which falls within the definition of "advanced life support," as such term is defined in N.J.S.A. 26:2K-7 et seq., and applicable regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Health. Such situations, by way of example, shall include chest pain, difficulty in breathing, sudden loss of consciousness, stroke, diabetic emergency, cardiac arrest or life-threatening hemorrhage.

§ 248-3 Proof of availability of ambulance.

[Amended 8-13-1996 by Ord. No. 1971; 10-10-2000 by Ord. No. 3162]
A. 
All nursing homes, rest homes and health maintenance organizations will file proof of the availability of such vehicles with the Township Clerk within 60 days from the final passage of this chapter and on or before September 1 of each and every year thereafter.
B. 
If such vehicle is owned by the nursing home, rest home or health maintenance organization, such proof shall indicate the make, model, year, color, serial number, license plate number, location and ownership of said vehicle. If such vehicle is owned by a party other than the nursing home, rest home or health maintenance organization, proof shall be submitted showing the agreement under which said vehicle is available to the nursing home, rest home or health maintenance organization.

§ 248-4 False alarms.

[Amended 4-28-1992 by Ord. No. 1701; 4-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1949]
It shall constitute a violation of this chapter for any nursing home, rest home or health maintenance organization, or any agent, servant or employee thereof, to cause any such First Aid Squad or Rescue Squad to respond to a false alarm. For the purposes of this chapter, a "false alarm" shall be defined as any circumstance where a determination is made by a mobile intensive care paramedic, emergency medical technician or mobile intensive care nurse at the scene that the situation does not meet the designated advanced life support criteria as defined by the applicable statute and regulations promulgated thereunder.

§ 248-5 Violations and penalties; rules and regulations.

A. 
Any person, firm, association, partnership, company, joint venture or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, for each such violation. Each day such violation continues, and/or each time a Volunteer First Aid Squad or Rescue Squad is called to the site, shall constitute a separate violation.
[Amended 4-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1949]
B. 
The Township Manager may, from time to time, promulgate rules and regulations supplementing this chapter in order to provide for recordkeeping and efficient management, provided that the Council must first approve such rules or any changes thereto.