36-4B-13.1. License--Background check required.

In addition to the requirements of § 36-4B-13, each applicant for licensure as an advanced life support personnel must submit to a state and federal criminal background check. The applicant must submit a full set of the applicant's fingerprints to the board in a form and manner prescribed by the board. The board shall submit the applicant's fingerprints to the Division of Criminal Investigation to conduct a criminal background check by the division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The applicant must sign a release of information to the board, and pay any fee charged for the cost of fingerprinting or conducting the background check.

Upon completion of the background check, the division shall deliver to the board all criminal history record information regarding the applicant, and the board shall consider this information in its determination to issue a license to the applicant. The board may not issue a license to an applicant before receiving this information. The board may only disseminate an applicant's information to a person on or employed by the board.

The board may require any licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation to submit to a state and federal background check. The board may deny the issuance of, suspend, or revoke a license for failure to submit to or cooperate with a background check.

Source: SL 2022, ch 145, § 1.