(1) The board of an ambulance service must, at the direction of the Minister and at the time or times determined by the Minister, prepare and submit to the Minister for approval a strategic plan for the operation of the ambulance service.
(2) A strategic plan must be prepared in accordance with the guidelines, if any, established by the Minister from time to time.
(3) The Minister may—
(a) approve a strategic plan; or
(b) approve a strategic plan with amendments; or
(c) refuse to approve a strategic plan.
(4) The board of an ambulance service must advise the Minister if it intends to exercise its functions in a manner inconsistent with its approved strategic plan.
S. 22F inserted by No. 51/2004 s. 14.