Private Ambulance Permitting
Private Ambulance Permitting Applications
Ambualnce Permitting Ordinance
Permitting Procedure for Private Ambulance Service
The ambulance permitting procedure is essentially a form of registration for private ambulances wishing to operate in the City of Baytown. The objectives of the permitting procedure are:
- To ensure that the Health Department is aware of all private ambulance services operating in the City, by requiring the private ambulance companies to register with the Health Department.
- To ensure that all private ambulance services operating in the City have been appraised of the City ambulance ordinance, by distributing and reviewing the ordinance at the time of registration.
- To ensure that the Health Department has contact numbers and names for the private ambulance service, so that the Public Safety Communications Division may call the service in the event of an emergency and so that the Health Department may contact the service in the event of a citizen complaint or for an inspection.
The ordinance will not attempt to establish competency or qualifications of the private ambulance service or its personnel. The Health Department will respond to any complaints by citizens or visitors regarding the performance of a private ambulance, and will perform annual inspections of private ambulances to ensure minimal compliance to State regulations. The permitting process will not impact ambulance services who transport patients TO Baytown. Ambulance agencies who pick up patients within the City Limits must be permitted.
Enforcement of the private ambulance permitting process will be the responsibility of the Health Department.
The ordinance will not permit or attempt to track the individual personnel employed by the private ambulance service. It is the responsibility of the private ambulance service to maintain compliance with all Texas Department of Health regulations, including staffing requirements.
At the time of registration, the private ambulance service must provide the following:
- Name, address and phone numbers of principle company officers
- Name, address and phone numbers of Local office
- Name, address and phone numbers for ambulance dispatch
- Name, address and phone numbers of the EMS Medical Director
- Number of units that will be permitted to operate in the City of Baytown
- Level of care that the service will provide (by TDH definition)
- Proof of public liability and property damage insurance with coverage limits
- Proof of current, valid TDSH EMS Provider Permit
The fees for permits will be as follows:
- Application fee (plus one ambulance) $250.00
- Each additional ambulance $100.00
Permits renewal January of each Calendar Year