Mississippi Code Title 41. Public Health § 41-23-39. Definitions

The following terms when used in Sections 41-23-39 and 41-23-41 shall have the following meanings herein ascribed:

(a) “Emergency medical technician” means a person licensed pursuant to Section 41-59-1 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972 , to provide emergency medical services as an emergency medical technician-ambulance, emergency medical technician-intermediate, emergency medical technician-paramedic, or emergency medical technician-nurse-paramedic.

(b) “Fire department” means service groups (paid or volunteer) that are organized and trained for the prevention and control of loss of life and property from fire and/or other emergencies.

(c) “Fire fighter” means an individual who is assigned to fire fighting activity and is required to respond to alarms and perform emergency actions at the location of a fire, hazardous materials or other emergency incident.

(d) “Infectious disease” means any condition as listed or determined by the State Department of Health that may be transmitted by an infected person.

(e) “Licensed facility” means hospital, nursing home, medical clinic or dialysis center, as licensed by the state to provide medical care, but shall not include a physician's office.

(f) “Bystanding caregiver” means any person who is unlicensed or noncertified in providing medical services or emergency medical services, who provides care or services to an injured person at the scene of an emergency before the arrival and rendering of emergency medical services by a licensed or certified emergency medical services provider.


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