Transport ServiceAgency: Transportation
Non-Emergency Transporting Vehicle -- Non-emergency vehicles (such as automobiles, vans and other cutaway style vehicles taking patients to doctor appointments, etc. in exchange for compensation) must obtain a business license from the Michigan Department of Transportation; but are NOT REQUIRED if only transporting EMERGENCY care patients.
Vehicles carrying 15 people or less are required under the Limousine Transportation Act 271 of 1990 to obtain a Certificate of Authority from the Department of Transportation, Office of Passenger Transportation (OPT) A-K call (517) 241-0679 and L-Z call (517) 241-0680.
Vehicles carrying 16 people or more are required under the Motor Bus Transportation Act 432 of 1982 to obtain a Certificate of Authority from the Department of Transportation, Office of Passenger Transportation (OPT) A-I call (517) 241-0679 and J-Z call (517) 241-0680.
Printable/fillable license application forms, guidance documents and other information can be obtained on-line at www.michigan.gov/busandlimo.
If the vehicle is used to carry packages (other than those belonging to passengers), contact the Public Service Commission, Motor Carrier Division; (517) 241-6030.
Chauffeur's license and commercial plates should be obtained with the local Secretary of State's Office. If the vehicle will carry less than 16 passengers, contact the city clerk's office to determine if a local license is required.
Ambulance Service -- EMERGENCY care ambulances are required to be registered with the Department of Consumer and Industry Services. This includes "air ambulances" (helicopters, planes) and watercraft transporting persons for emergency care. Ambulance attendants are also required to be licensed with the Department of Consumer & Industry Services; (517) 241-3020.
Contact Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Detroit for information on enrolling as a Medicare provider.
When a business wishes to qualify for payment from Medicare, call (800) 633-4227; to enroll for Medicaid payment call (517) 335-5492.