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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section: 26:2K-21: Definitions
As used in this act:
a. "Board" means the State Board of Medical Examiners;
b. "Basic life support" means a basic level of pre-hospital care which includes patient stabilization, airway clearance, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, initial wound care and fracture stabilization and other techniques and procedures authorized by the commissioner;
c. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the State Department of Health;
d. "Department" means the State Department of Health;
e. "Emergency service" means a program in a hospital staffed 24 hours a day by licensed physicians trained in emergency medicine;
f. "EMT-intermediate" means a person trained in intermediate life support services and certified by the commissioner to render intermediate life support services as part of an authorized pre-hospital intermediate life support pilot program;
g. "Inter-hospital care" means those emergency medical services rendered to emergency patients in preparation for transportation and during transportation between emergency treatment facilities, and upon arrival within those facilities;
h. "Intermediate life support program" means a program authorized under this act to provide pre-hospital intermediate life support services;
i. "Intermediate life support services" means an intermediate level of pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and emergency service care which includes basic life support functions, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, the use of the esophageal obturator airway, and the use of military anti-shock trousers and other techniques and procedures authorized by the commissioner;
j. "Pre-hospital care" means those emergency medical services rendered to emergency patients before and during transportation to emergency treatment facilities, and upon arrival within those facilities.
L. 1985, c. 351, s. 1.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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