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California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Attorney

California Emergency Medical Services Authority License Defense Lawyer

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority, known as the EMSA, licenses thousands of Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics in the State of California. Most California Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics have minimal or no contact with the enforcement arm of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. For Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics who become part of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority’s disciplinary process, the consequences are profound. The Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License disciplinary process is complex, procedural and time consuming. Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics facing the California Emergency Medical Services Authority disciplinary process should seek legal representation from an experienced California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Attorney.

California Emergency Medical Services Authority Investigation Defense Lawyer

The majority of California Emergency Medical Services Authority investigations begin with the filing of a consumer Complaint. However, California Emergency Medical Services Authority Investigations also occur through sting operations, criminal conviction referrals and criminal investigations. The California Emergency Medical Services Authority utilizes non sworn civilian investigators to conduct non criminal investigations. The California Department of Consumer Affairs employs sworn Peace Officer Investigators to conduct criminal investigations against Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics. These employees investigate criminal and administrative law violations. Administrative Law Due Process Rights differ substantially from the Due Process Rights accorded in criminal law.

It is important to have an attorney that understands the California Emergency Medical Services Authority disciplinary process. At the conclusion of a California Emergency Medical Services Authority investigation, the Board has several options. The Board can choose to close the Complaint. The Board can choose to issue a Citation. The Board can also choose to refer the matter to the California Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Office will determine whether cause exists to file a formal disciplinary Accusation. In cases involving criminal conduct, the Board may refer the case to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.

If you are a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic facing a California Emergency Medical Services Authority investigation, contact a California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Attorney for representation.

California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Accusation Defense Attorney

A formal Accusation served on a California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic serves as notice to a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic that the Board intends to revoke the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License. The Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, now called the Respondent, has only 15 days from the date that the Accusation was served (not received, but served) to file a Notice of Defense. The failure to file a Notice of Defense results in a Default against the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. A Default will result in the immediate Revocation of the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License.

An Accusation is a serious matter that can result in the suspension or revocation of a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License in California. In many cases, it is possible for Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics to reach a Stipulated Agreement with the Attorney General’s Office and California Emergency Medical Services Authority. A Stipulated Agreement is a formal term for a settlement agreement. If a Stipulated Agreement cannot be reached, the parties will proceed to a formal Hearing before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics facing a California Emergency Medical Services Authority Accusation should contact an experienced California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Attorney for representation.

California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Hearing Attorney

The California Office of Administrative Hearings, also known as OAH, maintains several Court Hearing locations. These Court locations are in Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Diego. In some instances, Hearings may be held offsite in Bakersfield, Fresno, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose or Ventura. The Administrative Law Hearing is a formal Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

The Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, will issue a written Proposed Decision approximately 30 days after the Hearing. The California Emergency Medical Services Authority can adopt, modify or reject the ALJ’s Proposed Decision. The California Emergency Medical Services Authority’s action is called the Final Decision and Order. There are two main rights of Appeal of a Final Decision and Order. California Government Code § 11521 allows a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic to file a Petition for Reconsideration prior to the effective date of the Final Decision and Order. Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.5, the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic can also file a Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Superior Court. A Writ must be filed within 30 days of the effective date of the Final Decision and Order.

California Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics facing a California Emergency Medical Services Authority Administrative Law Hearing need effective representation from a California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Lawyer.

California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License and Criminal Convictions

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority can discipline Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics for criminal convictions. California Emergency Medical Services Authority discipline occurs for convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude. Discipline also occurs for criminal convictions that are substantially related to the duties, functions and qualifications of a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. Common criminal offenses that can cause Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License discipline are Domestic Violence, DUI, Insurance Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Narcotics Possession, Prescription Narcotics Sales, Sex Crimes and Theft.

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority and other law enforcement agencies also investigate criminal conduct by Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics in the course and scope of their practice. Criminal investigations often involve Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics engaged in Narcotics Possession and Prescription Narcotics Sales. In serious criminal cases against Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics pending in Criminal Court, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority and the California Attorney General’s Office may seek a California Penal Code § 23 Order against the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic. A California Penal Code § 23 Order seeks to suspend a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License in Criminal Court.

Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics facing criminal charges and Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics who are convicted of criminal offenses need an experienced California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Attorney for representation in disciplinary proceedings before the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Statement of Issues Attorney

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority thoroughly investigates all applicants for Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Licenses. The California Emergency Medical Services Authority may deny a California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License to Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic students and Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics from other states and countries. Most California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License denials occur due to criminal convictions, financial problems or misstatements on the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License application. Statement of Issues Hearings and Accusation Hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings maintain a similar procedure. However, in a Statement of Issues Hearing, the applicant bears the burden of proof. Individuals denied a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License should contact a California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Denial Lawyer for representation in a California Emergency Medical Services Authority Statement of Issues Hearing.

California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Petition for Reinstatement Lawyer

A Petition for Reinstatement allows Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics who have received a Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Revocation to reinstate their License. The Petition for Reinstatement must show by clear and convincing evidence the factual and legal reasons to warrant the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Reinstatement. Rehabilitation from past misconduct is the primary factor in a Petition for Reinstatement before the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. A successful Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Petition for Reinstatement requires representation by an experienced California Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic License Defense Attorney.