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June 30, 2018 - Memorandum - Emergency Medical Responders Background Check Required

MEMORANDUM

To: Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), First Responders Transitioning to EMR, EMS Provider Agencies (Transport and Non-Transport), CE Providers/Instructors

From: Eric M. Rudnick, FACEP, FAAEM
Medical Director - Nor-Cal EMS

Date: June 30, 2018

Subject:      Emergency Medical Responders Background Checks Required

Effective Monday, March 5, 2018, by action of the Nor-Cal EMS Board of Directors, it is now mandatory for all new Emergency Medical Responders, recertifying Emergency Medical Responders and First Responders transitioning to Emergency Medical Responders to have a background check.

Background Check Fee: In addition to the EMR Certification Fees, a charge of $75.00 will be assessed to cover the processing and reviewing of background information through Info Cubic.

Paper Applications: When submitting a paper application, you will be required to select a check box on the application which will allow this office to contact Info Cubic. In turn, Info Cubic will send you an email invitation to submit information required for them to perform a background check. You must have a valid email address.

Electronic Application: When submitting an online electronic application through the Nor-Cal EMS Certification website, you will be prompted to select a check box that states you are permitting Info Cubic to send you an email invitation to submit information required for them to perform a background check. You must have a valid email address.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE - do not attempt to have an independent “Live Scan” fingerprinting background check conducted.  Only background checks ordered through the online application process or by special arrangements with Nor-Cal EMS will be recognized.

Schedule:

  • March 4: Paper applications and online applications submitted and/or post marked on/or prior to this date will be processed without the background requirement. However, on your next certification cycle effective date a background check will be required.
  • March 5: All applications, either paper or online electronic applications will require a background check.

Contact Nor-Cal EMS with any questions at 530-229-3979 or via email at: mail@norcalems.org

Please share this information with your staff and other interested parties.

 

Download the Memorandum PDF to post at your location and share with others.

 

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