Commercial Ambulance Licensing & Regulations

The State Office of Commercial Ambulance Licensing and Regulation (SOCALR) is a dynamic team committed to supporting the operations, leadership, and growth of the private commercial ambulance industry within the state of Maryland. Progress is the cornerstone of our mission as the world of EMS changes and the citizens of Maryland require that we change with it. 

It is our goal to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons using commercial ambulance services.  We strive to accomplish this task through the conscientious development and modification of statewide requirements for commercial ambulance services and vehicles. We also endeavor to encourage and assist those interested and dedicated to becoming commercial ambulance operators to further advance the burgeoning private ambulance industry. 

For information on Commercial Ambulance Services, please see Frequently Asked Questions

* Commercial Ambulance Services are required to comply with all applicable local, State, and federal laws and regulations. The following web links are provided to assist you with the licensure process. Please note: the following resources are intended to serve as a reference, and do not represent all requirements for licensure.

For further assistance contact MIEMSS Department of Commercial Ambulance Licensing & Regulation; phone 410-706-8511; fax 410-706-8552 or via email: socalr@miemss.org.

Commercial Ambulance Applications & Forms

Service Applications

 TitleDescription
Optional/Pilot Program Application Application for the participation in the Optional/Pilot Program.
Specialty Care Transport ApplicationApplication for a commercial ambulance service to become Specialty Care licensed.
Commercial Ground Service Licensing ApplicationApplication for new commercial ground ambulance service.
Neonatal Service ApplicationApplication for a commercial ambulance service to become Neonatal licensed.

Equipment Checklists

 TitleDescription
Neonatal Equipment List MIEMSS/SOCALR NEO Equipment List July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Specialty Care Transport Equipment List MIEMSS/SOCALR SCT Equipment List July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
ALS Equipment ListMIEMSS/SOCALR ALS Equipment List July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
BLS Equipment List MIEMSS/SOCALR BLS Equipment List July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Personnel Forms

 TitleDescription
Quality Assurance Officer Designation FormForm to designate a QA Officer.
SCT Coordinator Designation FormForm to designate a service SCT Coordinator
Medical Director Agreement FormMedical Director agreement for a commercial ambulance service.
5 & 35 Day Report 5 & 35 Day incident report.
Commercial Officer Form Form to list all of the Officers of a commercial ambulance service.

Fees

 TitleDescription
Fee Schedule Schedule of fees for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Vehicles Applications/Forms

 TitleDescription
Transfer Vehicle Application Application to transfer a vehicle’s license to another vehicle in a service’s fleet.
Upgrade/Downgrade Vehicle Application Application to request a permanent upgrade or downgrade of a vehicle’s license level.
Vehicle Collision & Personal Injury ReportForm to report a vehicle collision or personal injury.
Temporary Upgrade Request FormForm to request a temporary upgrade of a vehicle’s license level.
Add Vehicle Application Application to add a vehicle to a commercial ambulance service’s fleet.
Drop Vehicle ApplicationApplication to remove a vehicle to a commercial ambulance service’s fleet.
Temporary Downgrade Request FormForm to request a temporary downgrade of a vehicle’s license level.