March 5, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ)
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is proud to announce that we have been granted the State of Nevada Emergency Medical System’s Air Ambulance Transportation permit (Official State Permit No. 16477).
The mission of the State of Nevada Emergency Medical Systems program is to promote and support a system that provides prompt, efficient and appropriate emergency medical care, ambulance transportation and trauma care to the people of Nevada.
Current law – NRS 450B.830 – outlining required air ambulance licensing was amended on October 1, 2013 by Nevada State Senate Bill 285 (SB 285), prohibiting emergency air ambulance providers from transporting patient to or from the State of Nevada without first complying with the state’s medical, safety and transportation requirements. SB 285 only relates to “emergency medical services” which does not relate to the long-range, non-emergent air ambulance transports we typically handle.
In light of the actual designation of SB 285 as relating to licensing requirements for emergency services only, Angel MedFlight decided to further our commitment to safety by obtaining the State of Nevada License, (Official Permit No. 16477) despite the State of Nevada Emergency Medical Systems Division informing us that we are not required to have it.
The Angel MedFlight team is truly committed to the care and safety of our patients. We are pleased to continue providing air ambulance services to Nevada hospitals and medical facilities and the residents of Nevada.