34-11-16. Air ambulance operator--Healthcare facility transfer--Conditions for ground ambulance use.

An air ambulance operator may utilize the operator's ground ambulance for the transfer of a patient from one healthcare facility to another healthcare facility if:

(1)    The patient's attending medical practitioner determines that the patient requires a level of care that is not available without a transfer; and

(2)    The operator is unable to use the operator's air ambulance to transport the patient due to:

(a)    Mechanical problems; or

(b)    Inclement weather conditions.

Source: SL 2024, ch 127, § 2.