§453-32 Certification of emergency ambulance personnel. The Hawaii medical board shall certify individuals as qualified in emergency medical services upon application therefor; provided that the applicant for certification:
(1) Holds a certificate from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, has satisfactorily passed a course of training in emergency medical services for emergency ambulance services personnel which shall be based on the national curriculum of the United States Department of Transportation and approved by the board, and meets other standards and qualifications, including passage of an examination, set by the Hawaii medical board pertinent to the practice of emergency medical services in Hawaii;
(2) Meets continuing education requirements which shall be set by the Hawaii medical board; and
(3) Meets other qualifications set by the Hawaii medical board.
The board shall directly review the credentials of applicants and administer examinations required. Certification under this section shall be a prerequisite to the practice of emergency medical services as an employee of an emergency ambulance service.
The Hawaii medical board shall provide standard application forms for the certification of emergency ambulance personnel and shall provide for the periodic renewal of such certification. The Hawaii medical board shall assess a fee for such application, certification, and renewal. The Hawaii medical board shall provide for the revocation, suspension, or limitation of certification in the event an individual once certified under this section fails to maintain or meet requirements for continued certification, or for good cause shown. [L 1978, c 148, pt of §2(1); am L 1984, c 168, §15; am L 1989, c 181, §5; am L 2008, c 9, §3]