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Air Ambulance Services

Programs that utilize helicopters or fixed wing aircraft to airlift acutely ill or injured individuals from areas that are inaccessible to health care facilities for treatment, or from one health care facility to another for specialized care. Air ambulances are equipped and staffed to provide medical care during transit; operate locally, nationally or internationally; and may be used by critically ill patients who need advanced life support or by individuals who, because of their condition, are unable to fly commercially.

Taxonomy Code: LD-150.050

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