SECTION 1. Emergency Medical Services.Notwithstanding the provisions of any regulation, rule or law to the contrary, any not for profit acute care hospital system or service, or provider licensed under Chapter 111 of the General Laws, shall comply with Chapter 111C, Chapter 154 of the Acts of 2003 and Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2000, respectively, in order to administer and operate an emergency or non-emergent medical transport service, so-called, in the Commonwealth; provided, that if any such not for profit hospital system or service that is licensed under Chapter 111 of the General Laws is awarded a 911 contract, so-called, by a municipality, such not for profit hospital system or service shall contribute a minimum of 33% of the gross ambulance receipts toward the cost of such municipality’s fire based service for the purposes of enhancing such city or town’s public safety infrastructure and fire based services; provided further, that if a not for profit hospital system or service licensed under Chapter 111 of the General Laws is awarded a 911 contract, so-called, by a municipality, not for profit hospital system or service shall pay no less than 50% of the cost to operate the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), so-called, in order to support the dispatching of 911 services in such municipality; provided further, that any acute care hospital operating an emergency or non-emergent medical transport service prior to this law shall comply with the provisions of this act.
The Department of Public Health shall promulgate regulations to administer the provisions of this section not later than 30 days after the enactment of this law.
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