§7-15-17. Imposition and collection of special emergency ambulance
service fee by county commission.
A county commission may, by ordinance, impose upon and collect
from the users of emergency ambulance service within the county a
special service fee, which shall be known as the "special emergency
ambulance service fee." The proceeds from the imposition and
collection of any special service fee shall be deposited in a
special fund and used only to pay reasonable and necessary expenses
actually incurred and the cost of buildings and equipment used in
providing emergency ambulance service to residents of the county.
The proceeds may be used to pay for, in whole or in part, the
establishment, maintenance and operation of an authority, as
provided for in this article: Provided, That an ambulance company
or authority receiving funds from the special emergency ambulance
fees collected pursuant to this section may not be precluded from
making nonemergency transports.