Township of Upper Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-6-2007 by Ord. No. 603]
A. 
The Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield hereby establishes that fees for emergency medical services shall be as follows:
[Amended 8-4-2011 by Ord. No. 677; 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 727[1]]
Service
Fee
Base fee, per call
$700
Mileage fee (on a per-mile basis)
$15
Administration and provision of oxygen
$55
Cervical collar
$25
Contracted transport rate
$340
[1]
Editor's Note: The ordinance provided an effective date of 7-1-2015.
B. 
Light rescue (batteries, fluids, stabilization): $300. Operations such as stabilizing a vehicle, use of hand tools, hazard control, and other scene related light rescue operations.
[Added 11-3-2011 by Ord. No. 682[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B as Subsection E.
C. 
Medium rescue: $1,000. Operations include the use of power tools and hydraulic rescue tools to perform activities such as opening or removing doors to provide access to patients as well as stabilizing vehicles and performing hazardous assessments.
[Added 11-3-2011 by Ord. No. 682]
D. 
Heavy rescue: $1,500. Operations include any technical rescue procedures, including but not limited to water and ice rescue, rope rescue, confined space rescue, high-angle rescue, trench rescue, or structural collapse rescue. Also includes motor vehicle rescues that include the use of power tools and hydraulic tools to perform operations such as partial or full roof removal, front/dash displacement, third door access, and separating vehicles from one another for the purpose of rescue.
[Added 11-3-2011 by Ord. No. 682]
E. 
There shall be a fee for emergency medical services for public or private events not associated with the Township of Upper Deerfield or Upper Deerfield Township-affiliated nonprofit organizations as follows:
[Added 6-6-2013 by Ord. No. 703[3]]
(1) 
EMT at event: $25 per hour per EMT.
(2) 
Ambulance on standby: $50 per hour.
(3) 
Ambulance with two EMTs at event: $100 per hour.
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection E as Subsection F.
F. 
The aforesaid fees shall remain in effect until otherwise modified or amended by the Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield.
In lieu of the reimbursement rates set forth herein, the municipality shall accept an amount paid by any patient's insurer as full and final payment for EMS services, provided that such insurers have established a reimbursement rate for the services provided.