Class Code: 7705

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Ambulance services, emergency medical services (EMS), rescue and first aid squads, and lifesaving crews respond to emergency and nonemergency calls to help the ill and injured, extricate victims when necessary, administer first aid and/or more advanced medical treatment, and provide transportation to a medical facility. Such services can be provided by different types of organizations such as private ambulance services (for profit and nonprofit), hospitals, county or government-based services, fire departments, or a combination of the above.

There are established certification requirements for ambulance/EMS providers. These requirements apply regardless of the type of organization. Typically, an ambulance must contain two certified individuals to operate. Generally, workers will take turns as drivers of the ambulance. Crew members of ambulance, EMS, and rescue squad providers may have various occupational titles including but not limited to:

   
•    First Responders
•    Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
   
•    Paramedics

The following definition of a volunteer EMS worker is provided for general understanding purposes only. State statutes should be referenced for specific definitions and determination of coverage and benefit provisions. A volunteer EMS worker is a person who responds to emergency and nonemergency calls to help the ill and injured, extricate victims when necessary, administer first aid and/or more advanced medical treatment, and provide transportation to a medical facility. He or she does not expect to be compensated for those services. A volunteer EMS worker may respond from the workplace, home, place of employment, or other unspecified location. A volunteer EMS worker may or may not be paid a gratuity for responding to an emergency.

Equipment and Materials:

   
•    Backboards
•    Stretchers
   
•    Suction devices
•    Splints
   
•    Oxygen delivery systems
•    Defibrillators
   
•    Various medical supplies

Additional Applications and Information:

   
•    Ambulance service also includes “door through door” nonemergency medical transportation of patients between medical facilities. An example of this is the transfer of a patient from a hospital to a nursing home. Such medical transportation must be “door through door” where the patient is taken inside the medical facility through the door, not merely dropped off in front of the location. All other noncertified, nonemergency transports to be separately rated as Code 7370 or Code 7382.
•    Contract mobile emergency medical crews, which provide services to special events where there is a high probability of injury, such as racetracks and extreme sporting events, are assigned to this classification. In addition to providing emergency medical attention, such providers also generally transport the injured party to a medical facility.
•    Corpse delivery by a specialty contractor not affiliated with a hospital, mortuary, or funeral director is assigned to this code.

Special Conditions:

   
•    Refer to Code 7219 for classification procedures for dispatchers.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 7705:

   
•    Code 8385—Ambulance Service Companies and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Providers—Garage Employees
•    Code 7710—Firefighters & Drivers—Nonvolunteer
•    Code 7711—Firefighters & Drivers—Volunteer

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 3.18

Construction Exemption Required: No