Section 11-87-1

Creation, establishment, etc., authorized; promulgation of rules and regulations; joint operation.

The governing body of any county or the governing body of any municipality within such county is hereby authorized to create and establish, maintain and operate ambulance service within the county, or within the municipality, to promote the health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the county and municipality and of citizens and others traveling within such county and may make all needful rules and regulations for the control and management of such service.

The governing body of the county and the governing body of any municipality within the county may unite in the establishment of such ambulance service, if deemed expedient, making such service common for the use of the county and of the municipality, and may make rules and regulations for the control and management thereof, and shall jointly have the same powers and authority herein conferred upon each.

The governing body of any municipality may also unite with the governing body of any other municipality within such county, or together with the governing body of the county, in the establishment of such ambulance service, if deemed expedient, making such service common for the use of the several governments, and may make rules and regulations for the control and management thereof, and shall jointly have the same powers and authority herein conferred upon each.

(Acts 1975, No. 878, p. 1736, §1.)