Ambulance Service Act 1991 - Queensland

Description

Scope of this legislative Instrument:

The Ambulance Service Act 1991 establishes the Queensland Ambulance Service and empowers it to render emergency treatment and patient care, including transport, to sick and injured persons.

Business-related provisions of the Act include:

  • persons may not directly or indirectly imply that they provide or participate in providing ambulance transport without the approval of the Minister for Community Safety.
  • a person must not:
    • without the written authority of the Minister, use the words 'Ambulance Service' or any similar name, title or description; or
    • represent that the person is associated with the Queensland Ambulance Service unless such association exists; or
    • without the written authority of the Minister, use the word 'Ambulance' on any vehicle that is not owned or operated by the Queensland Ambulance Service; or
    • impersonate an officer or other staff member of the Queensland Ambulance Service; or
    • without the written authority of the Minister, use any insignia of the Queensland Ambulance Service in any manner contrary to the manner approved by the Minister.

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • an ambulance service conducted under the Health Services Act 1991
  • the use of the word 'Ambulance' by the St John Ambulance Australia-Queensland as part of its name
  • the use of the words 'animal ambulance' on a vehicle owned or operated by an animal welfare organisation for the transport of sick or injured animals.

The Act exempts Queensland Ambulance Service vehicles from all tolls, whether road, bridge or vehicular ferry.

The Act also provides for regulations which establish a schedule of fees and charges and entitlements of the general public to ambulance services.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

Ambulance Service Regulation 1991

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Department of Community Safety

Queensland Ambulance Service

Contact details

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Cape York and Torres Strait/Northern Peninsula

Phone: 07 4032 8618

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Central Queensland

Phone: 07 4938 4926

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Central West

Phone: 07 4938 4928

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Darling Downs

Phone: 07 4616 1581

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Wide Bay

Phone: 07 5420 9969

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Metro North

Phone: 07 3635 1848

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Cairns and Hinterland

Phone: 07 4032 8625

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Gold Coast

Phone: 07 5547 3513

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South West

Phone: 07 4624 3500

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Mackay

Phone: 07 4965 6601

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Western Moreton

Phone: 07 3381 7903

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Townsville

Phone: 07 4796 9052

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Metro South

Phone: 07 3895 3911

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Sunshine Coast

Phone: 07 5420 9969

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North West

Phone: 07 4747 2347

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Commissioner

Operating address: Level 3 Block A, Emerg Serv Complex Cnr Kedron ...
Kedron
Queensland 4031
Mailing address: GPO Box 1425
BRISBANE
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3635 3271
Fax: 07 3247 8267