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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: May 26, 2017 12:25 PM
From: Representative Tim Hennessey
To: All House members
Subject: Conviction Disclosure - EMS (Prior HB 2038 2012- 2013 Session)

In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation that will require prospective or current emergency medical services personnel to disclose all prior criminal or civil convictions when applying for certification or recertification.

Under this proposal, applicants for EMS certification will be required to disclose all prior criminal and civil convictions. A prior record will not necessarily prevent certification (or hiring by an EMS organization) but a willful failure to disclose such information on the application would result in an automatic disqualification from or revocation of certification.

In addition, the bill expands and details the criteria upon which the Department of Health may sanction EMS applicants for certification or recertification.