Page County, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Page as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
First responders — See Ch. 57.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 118.
[Adopted 4-15-2008]

§ 49-1 Franchise or permit required.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(1), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, it shall be unlawful to operate emergency medical services vehicles or any class thereof established by the Board in Page County without having been granted a franchise or permit to do so.

§ 49-2 Granting of franchises or permits by County.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(2), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall grant franchises or permits to agencies based within or outside the County; provided, however, any agency in operation in the County on June 28, 1968, that continues to operate as such, up to and including the effective date of this article, and that submits to the governing body of the County satisfactory evidence of such continuing operation, shall be granted a franchise or permit by the governing body to serve at least that part of the County in which the agency has continuously operated if all other requirements of this article are met.

§ 49-3 Authority to limit number of vehicles.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(3), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall have the authority to limit the number of emergency medical services vehicles to be operated within the County and by any agency.

§ 49-4 Authority to determine areas of service.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(4), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall have the authority to determine and prescribe areas of franchised or permitted service within the County.

§ 49-5 Authority to fix charges.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(5), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall have the authority to fix and change, from time to time, reasonable charges for franchised or permitted services.

§ 49-6 Authority to set liability insurance coverage limits.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(6), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall have the authority to set minimum limits of liability insurance coverage for emergency medical services vehicles.

§ 49-7 Authority to contract with franchised or permitted agencies.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(7), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall have the authority to contract with franchised or permitted agencies for transportation to be rendered upon call of a County or municipal agency or department and for transportation of bona fide indigents or persons certified by the local board of social services to be public assistance or social services recipients.

§ 49-8 Authority to establish other necessary regulations.

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(A)(8), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the County shall have the authority to establish other necessary regulations consistent with statutes or regulations of the Board relating to operation of emergency medical services vehicles.

§ 49-9 Additional powers.

In addition to the powers set forth above, pursuant to § 32.1-111.14(B), Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Page, Virginia, is authorized to provide, or cause to be provided, services of emergency medical services vehicles; to own, operate and maintain emergency medical services vehicles; to make reasonable charges for use of emergency medical services vehicles, including charging insurers for ambulance services as authorized by § 38.2-3407.9; and to contract with any agency for the services of its emergency medical services vehicles.

§ 49-10 Vehicles subject to provisions herein and State Board of Health regulations.

Any emergency medical services vehicles operated by the County under authority of § 32.1-111.14, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, shall be subject to the provisions of this article and to the regulations of the State Board of Health adopted thereunder.