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Title: Section 800.6 - Initial certification requirements

Effective Date

05/06/2015

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 18 years of age prior to the last day of the month in which he/she is scheduled to take the written certification examination for the course in which they are enrolled, 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 in which he/she is scheduled to take the written certification examination;

(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-critical care (EMT-CC);

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

(6) certified laboratory instructor (CLI); or

(7) certified instructor coordinator (CIC). (d) pass the State practical skills examination for the level at which certification is sought within one year of the scheduled written examination date for the course;

(e) after passing the practical skills examination, pass the State written certification examination for the level at which certification is sought within one year of the scheduled written examination date for the course, except at the certified instructor coordinator level and certified lab instructor level; (f) if the applicant has been convicted of one or more criminal offenses, as defined in §800.3(ak), 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 (i) there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and duties required of this certificate or (ii) 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 (g) 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.

Volume

VOLUME E (Title 10)

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