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Title: Section 800.6 - Initial certification requirements

Effective Date

06/05/2024

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL

800.6 Initial certification requirements. To qualify for initial certification, an applicant shall:

(a) file with the department a completed department-approved application form bearing the applicant’s original signature in ink, or an electronic application approved by the department;

(b)  be at least 17 years of age prior to the last day of the month in which the course is completed or scheduled to be completed, except that an applicant for a certified first responder must be at least 16 years of age prior to the last day of the month;

(c) satisfactorily complete the requirements of a State-approved course given by a State-approved course sponsor in emergency medical care at one of the following levels for which certification is available:

(1) certified first responder (CFR);

(2) emergency medical technician (EMT);

(3) advanced emergency medical technician;

(4) emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT-P);

(5) certified laboratory instructor (CLI); or

(6) certified instructor coordinator (CIC).

(d) complete all requirements of the State-approved course, including obtaining a passing grade on both the practical skills evaluation and a cognitive examination approved by the department, within two years of the end of course date as assigned by the department. Students who do not pass the practical and skills evaluation and cognitive examination within two years of the end of the course date as assigned by the department must take a remediation program approved by the department prior to any additional attempts to pass the examination. For instructor level certification, if additional attempts are needed for the cognitive examination, a remediation program approved by the department must be completed prior to any additional attempts.

(e) if the applicant has been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, as defined in section 800.3(ak) of this Part, be found eligible after a balancing of the factors set out in article 23-A of Corrections Law. In accordance with that article, no application for a license shall be denied by reason of the applicant having been previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses unless

(1) there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and duties required of this certificate; or

(2) certifying the applicant would involve an unreasonable risk to property or the safety or welfare of a specific individual or the general public. In determining these questions, the agency will look at the eight factors listed under New York State Corrections Law Section 753; and

(f) not have been found guilty or in violation, in any jurisdiction, of any other non-criminal offense or statutory and/or regulatory violation, as those terms are defined in section 800.3 of this Part, relating to patient safety unless the department determines such applicant would not involve an unreasonable risk to property or the safety or welfare of a specific individual or the general public.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Section 3002

Volume

VOLUME E (Title 10)

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