79. The Government may, by regulation, set the rates that may be charged for transportation by pre-hospital emergency services vehicle or establish standards enabling such rates to be set.
The rates or standards may vary according to whether transportation is between the facilities maintained by one or more institutions or between regions, according to the type of vehicle used or services provided during the transportation or according to the resident or non-resident status of the person transported. Specific rates may also be determined for the placing of a vehicle referred to in section 77 or 78 on stand-by, as well as the cases, conditions and circumstances in which such rates may be charged.
The Government may, in the same manner, designate the person, body or government from whom the payment of a rate may be required. The designation may vary according to the age or the economic situation of the person transported or according to whether the person is a person not required to pay the rate for such transportation himself or herself or who may be reimbursed in whole or in part.