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16.40.700 NEMT Services Permits Required.

The operation of a NEMT Company is a privilege and not a right. For NEMT services to be provided in the City of Portland, the NEMT Company shall be required to obtain a permit. The Bureau shall certify that all affiliated NEMT Company Vehicles and NEMT Company Drivers have met all certification and operating requirements.

A.  NEMT Company Permit Requirements.  No person or entity shall conduct business as a NEMT Company, as defined in OAR 410-136-3000, in the City of Portland without a valid, current permit issued by the City under Chapter 16.40.  Failure to comply with this section shall be a violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 through 16.40.950.

B.  NEMT Driver Certification Requirements.  No person or entity shall conduct business as a NEMT Driver in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being authorized to provide NEMT services on behalf of an affiliated NEMT Company. Drivers not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as NEMT Driver and will not be allowed to operate as a NEMT Driver. Failure to comply with this section shall be a violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 and 16.40.950.

C.  NEMT Vehicle Certification Requirements.  No vehicle shall be operated to conduct business as a NEMT Vehicle in the City of Portland without certification by the Director prior to being used to provide NEMT services by an affiliated NEMT Company. Vehicles not meeting all required conditions will not be certified as NEMT Vehicle and will not be allowed to operate as a NEMT Vehicle. Failure to comply with this section shall be a violation subject to the penalties provided in Sections 16.40.930 though16.40.950.