Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)

About AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), established in 1980, is an international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems. The association, a voluntary non-profit organization, encourages and supports its members in maintaining a standard of performance reflecting high quality patient care and safe and efficient operations.

Built on the idea that representation from a variety of medical transport services and businesses can be brought together to share information, collectively resolve problems, AAMS provides leadership in the medical transport community.

AAMS Mission

The core purpose of AAMS is to advance safety and quality in air medical and critical care transport.

AAMS Vision

Every patient in-need has access to safe, quality air medical and critical care ground transport.

AAMS Core Value Statements

Commitment

Evidenced in behavior that:

  • Places patient care before self-interest
  • Celebrates common dedication to teamwork, compassion for patients, and a passion for safety and quality care

Integrity
Evidenced in behavior that:

  • Demonstrates commitment to high professional standards
  • Promotes ethical behavior among all individuals involved in the work of the association

Respect
Evidenced in behavior that:

  • Honors the exchange of ideas
  • Embraces diverse viewpoints

Responsibility
Evidenced in behavior that:

  • Exemplifies transparent decision-making
  • Values honest communication and productive dialogue

What are the requirements for an air ambulance service license in Florida?

The paper work requirements are listed on the application for AIR ambulance licensure, “Air Ambulance Service Provider Licensure Application”, DOH Form 1575.  Click on the application and the application checklist to review most requirements.  Other requirements will be found in Section 401, Florida Statutes, & Chapter 64J-1, Florida Administrative Code. The following is a partial list of the major requirement:  Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) from the county commission in the county you wish to operate your prehospital service, a medical director (licensed Florida physician) with a Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration (prehospital only), aircraft vehicle liability insurance, trauma transport protocols and an approved radio communication system.  Approval of a radio communication system is completed by Department of Management Services-Information Technology Program.  Contact DMS for more information on EMS radio communication systems.

Reference Section 401.251, Florida Statutes and Section 64J-1.005, Florida Administrative Code.