The SA Ambulance Service Inc (SAAS) is an incorporated association under the Health Care Act 2008.
SAAS is the principal provider of ambulance services in South Australia. SAAS delivers:
- out of hospital emergency care and transport
- non-emergency patient care and transport
- emergency and major event management
- medical retrieval services.
Under the Health Care Act 2008 the Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing assumes direct responsibility for the administration of incorporated hospitals. This includes the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of SAAS. The Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing cannot give a direction concerning the clinical treatment of a particular person.