In most cases, LifeNet operates under agreements awarded by local government. Although each agreement varies, in general, there are parts of each agreement that detail the benefits of utilizing LifeNet. It is in these sections that the benefits to a community are outlined and in order to maintain these agreements, LifeNet must meet or exceed these parts:
- Possess a current license from the appropriate State’s EMS oversight agency to provide emergency medical services (EMS), both transport and treatment, at the advanced life support (ALS) level. This insures that the public will not have to choose between providers of varying degrees of clinical sophistication. The consequence of their error in evaluating the level of their need can be the selection of the wrong type of care, which is extremely risky in emergency situation.
- Provide emergency medical services at an Advanced Life Support level throughout the service area, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days per week. This insures that public will receive emergency ambulance service regardless of their ability to pay for the service. This also guarantees the public that the closest ambulance will be sent to every emergency and it will arrive in a clinically significant time.
- Comply with all rules and regulations governing EMS as promulgated by the applicable State’s oversight agency. This guarantees the public that the service remains in compliance with all laws and rules applicable.