[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lowell 4-26-1988 as Ch. 11, Art. IV of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Health may enter into such contracts as it deems necessary to provide ambulance service for the City, subject to appropriation therefor. All such contracts shall be approved by the chief executive officer of the City. Such ambulance service shall be under the direction and control of the Board of Health, and any supervision or control over any portion thereof now exercised by any other department of the City shall cease.
All ambulances picking up and delivering patients or persons within the City must be licensed to do so by the Board of Health, and the Board of Health shall establish rules and regulations relative to such licensing.
The Board of Health shall provide in its rules and regulations that all licensed ambulance companies or corporations shall be required to maintain twenty-four-hour ambulance service and that all licensed ambulance companies or corporations shall not refuse to respond to and provide service for calls that are deemed medically necessary. Calls deemed medically necessary shall be determined by the Board of Health, attending physician or ambulance attendants and such determination shall be final. The Board of Health shall also be authorized to suspend the license of any company or corporation providing ambulance service for violation of the rules and regulations established by the Board of Health under this chapter.