TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 515 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TRAUMA CENTER, COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER, PRIMARY STROKE CENTER AND ACUTE STROKE READY HOSPITAL CODE
SECTION 515.845 OPERATION OF STRETCHER VANS
Section 515.845 Operation of Stretcher Vans
a) No stretcher van may be operated with a crew of fewer than two trained attendants. One trained attendant shall remain with the passenger.
b) All stretcher van attendants shall be CPR certified and have received basic training in the operation of stretchers.
c) A stretcher van provider may provide transport of a passenger on stretcher provided the passenger meets all of the following requirements:
1) He or she needs no medical monitoring or clinical observation;
2) He or she needs routine non-emergent transportation to or from a medical appointment or service if he or she is convalescent or otherwise bed confined and does not require clinical observation, aid, care, or treatment during transport. (Section 3.86(c) of the Act)
d) Examples of appropriate stretcher van transport include, but are not limited to, transport from a passenger's home to another residential setting, a medical appointment or a therapy session.
e) A stretcher van provider shall not transport a passenger who meets any of the following conditions:
1) He or she is being transported to a hospital for emergency medical treatment;
2) He or she is experiencing an emergency medical condition or needs active medical monitoring, including isolation precautions, supplemental oxygen that is not self-administered, continuous airway management, suctioning during transport, or the administration of intravenous fluids during transport. (Section 3.86(d) of the Act)
f) Examples of inappropriate transports by stretcher vans include:
1) Passengers who, by nature of their illness or injury, are likely to encounter complications and are likely to require medical care in route;
2) Passengers whose physical or mental state prevents them from cooperating with the stretcher van operators (e.g., senile dementia/Alzheimer's, mentally unstable individuals or passengers who present a risk of elopement).
(Source: Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 18883, effective November 12, 2013)