50-6-322. Staffing -- nonemergency ambulance transports -- transports in rural areas. An emergency medical service that is staffed primarily by volunteer emergency medical technicians may staff an ambulance with one emergency medical technician licensed at an emergency medical technician-basic level or higher and one driver trained in the operation of emergency vehicles for the following types of responses:
(1) nonemergency ambulance transports;
(2) emergency medical service provided by an ambulance company located in a county with a population of fewer than 20,000 residents; and
(3) emergency medical service provided by an ambulance company located in a county with a population of 20,000 residents or more if the ambulance company is transporting a patient from a community within that county that has a population of 1,500 residents or less to the nearest health care facility that is able to meet the patient's medical needs.