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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/12/2022

12VAC5-31-780. Air Ambulance markings.

A. On a primary air ambulance, the following must appear in permanently affixed lettering that is a minimum of three inches in height and of a color that contrasts with its surrounding background. Lettering must comply with the restrictions and specifications listed in these regulations.

1. The name of the EMS agency that the aircraft is permitted to must appear on both sides of the aircraft body. This lettering may appear as part of an organization logo or emblem as long as the agency name appears in letters of the required height.

Exception: A Designated Emergency Response Agency must have the approval of the Office of EMS for a vehicle to display an alternate name.

2. Agency or FAA assigned unit/vehicle identification number must appear on both sides of the aircraft.

B. The Star of Life emblem may appear on an air ambulance. If used, the emblem (14-inch size minimum) shall appear on both sides, and/or front and rear of the air ambulance.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 3 and Volume 19, Issue 9, eff. January 15, 2003.

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