Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 773.004
Vehicles and Personnel Excluded From Chapter


This chapter does not apply to:


air transfer that does not advertise as an ambulance service and that is not licensed by the department;


the use of ground or air transfer vehicles to transport sick or injured persons in a casualty situation that exceeds the basic vehicular capacity or capability of emergency medical services providers in the area;


an industrial ambulance; or


a physician, registered nurse, or other health care practitioner licensed by this state unless the health care practitioner staffs an emergency medical services vehicle regularly.


In this section, “industrial ambulance” means a vehicle owned and operated by an industrial facility that is not available for hire or use by the public except to assist the local community in a disaster or when existing ambulance service is not available, and includes a ground vehicle at an industrial site used:


for the initial transportation or transfer of the unstable urgently sick or injured; or


to transport from the job site to an appropriate medical facility a person who becomes sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise incapacitated in the course of employment.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 240, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 605, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 376, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 305 (S.B. 521), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1034 (H.B. 1126), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 268 (S.B. 10), Sec. 14(a), eff. September 1, 2007.

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