As used in this act:
a. "Advanced life support" means an advanced level of pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and emergency service care which includes basic life support functions, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, telemetered electrocardiography, administration of anti-arrhythmic agents, intravenous therapy, administration of specific medications, drugs and solutions, use of adjunctive ventilation devices, trauma care and other techniques and procedures authorized in writing by the commissioner;
b. "Board of Medical Examiners" means the State Board of Medical Examiners;
c. "Board of Nursing" means the New Jersey Board of Nursing;
d. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the State Department of Health;
e. "Department" means the State Department of Health;
f. "Emergency service" means a program in a hospital staffed 24 hours a day by a licensed physician trained in emergency medicine;
g. "Inter-hospital care" means those emergency medical services rendered by mobile intensive care units to emergency patients before and during transportation between emergency treatment facilities, and upon arrival within those facilities;
h. "Mobile intensive care paramedic" means a person trained in advanced life support services and certified by the commissioner to render advanced life support services as part of a mobile intensive care unit;
i. "Mobile intensive care unit" means a specialized emergency medical service vehicle staffed by mobile intensive care paramedics or registered professional nurses trained in advanced life support nursing and operated for the provision of advanced life support services under the direction of an authorized hospital;
j. "Pre-hospital care" means those emergency medical services rendered by mobile intensive care units to emergency patients before and during transportation to emergency treatment facilities, and upon arrival within those facilities.
L.1984, c. 146, s. 1.