VSL (vehicule sanitaire leger) is a means of transportation which may be deployed under medical recommendation for transporting sick and injured persons with limited mobility to medical appointments and appointments, or classic taxi routes with greater comfort and professional capacity than what traditional taxi services can provide.
Under social security legislation, any expenses associated with professional transport-assisted passenger transportation that takes place are only reimbursed by medical insurance if taxi conventionne companies sign an agreement with their regional health provider or CPAM to exchange their VSL authorization for traditional economic activities or gain experience in running VSLs themselves. Businesses which change this practice should withdraw their convention with medical insurer for all ADS they acquired since signing such an agreement or acquired during traditional economic activities.
As part of an effort to safeguard employee health and reduce expenses, voluntary participant companies reap the rewards of reduced transportation fares for two years upon entry into experience. Calculations will take into account differences between ADS taxi-derived tariffs and VSL costs when determining savings; rates can therefore differ depending on length or speed of journeys covered by vehicles.