10A NCAC 13P .0504        RENEWAL OF CREDENTIALS FOR EMr, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, AND EMD

(a)  EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic applicants shall renew credentials by meeting the following criteria:

(1)           presenting documentation to the OEMS or an approved EMS educational institution as set forth in Rule .0601 or .0602 of this Subchapter that they have completed an approved educational program as described in Rule .0501(e) or (f) of this Section;

(2)           submit to a criminal background history check as set forth in Rule .0511 of this Section;

(3)           submit evidence of completion of all court conditions resulting from applicable misdemeanor or felony conviction(s); and

(4)           be a resident of North Carolina or affiliated with an EMS provider approved by the Department.

(b)  An individual may renew credentials by presenting documentation to the OEMS that he or she holds a valid EMS credential for his or her level of application issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or by another state where the education and credentialing requirements have been determined by OEMS staff in their professional judgment to be equivalent to the educations and credentialing requirements set forth in this Section.

(c)  EMD applicants shall renew credentials by presenting documentation to the OEMS that he or she holds a valid EMD credential issued by a national credentialing agency using the education criteria set forth in Rule .0501(c) of this Section.

(d)  Upon request, an EMS professional may renew at a lower credentialing level by meeting the requirements defined in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.  To restore the credential held at the higher level, the individual shall meet the requirements set forth in Rule .0512 of this Section.

(e)  EMS credentials may not be renewed through a local credentialed institution more than 90 days prior to the date of expiration.

(f)  Pursuant to G.S. 150B-3(a), if an applicant makes a timely and sufficient application for renewal, the EMS credential shall not expire until a decision on the credential is made by the Department.  If the application is denied, the credential shall remain effective until the last day for applying for judicial review of the Department's order.

(g)  Pursuant to G.S. 131E-159(h), the Department shall not renew the EMS credential for any person listed on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry, or who was convicted of an offense that would have required registration at a time when registration would have been required by law.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-159(a); 131E-159(g); 131E-159(h); 143-508(d)(3); 143B-952; 150B-3(a);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2002;

Eff. February 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.