[Ord. No. 78-2, 4-4-1978]
There is hereby created in Monroe County an ambulance service for the conveyance of sick, injured or incapacitated persons pursuant to Chapter 55, Section 5/5-1053 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
The ambulance service shall be supervised by the Monroe County Ambulance Coordinator.
Fees for the provision of services by the ambulance service shall be determined by a majority of the members of the County Board and said fees shall not exceed the reasonable cost of the service.
The County of Monroe may contract with a private person, hospital, corporation or another governmental unit for the provision and operation of ambulance service in the County of Monroe or subsidize the service thereof.
A majority of the members of the County Board may establish necessary regulations not inconsistent with the statutes or regulations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois relating to ambulance service.
A majority of the members of the County Board may cause the expenses incurred in providing such ambulance service to be paid from the general funds of the County or from the proceeds of a tax levied and collected annually under the provisions of Chapter 55, Section 5/5-1028 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.