PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.20958 Emergency medical services personnel license; denial, revocation, or suspension; findings; notice; hearing order of circuit court to appear and give testimony.
(1) The department may deny, revoke, or suspend an emergency medical services personnel license upon finding that an applicant or licensee meets 1 or more of the following:
(a) Is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure licensure.
(b) Has illegally obtained, possessed, used, or distributed drugs.
(c) Has practiced after his or her license has expired or has been suspended.
(d) Has knowingly violated, or aided or abetted others in the violation of, this part or rules promulgated under this part.
(e) Is not performing in a manner consistent with his or her education, licensure, or approved medical control authority protocols.
(f) Is physically or mentally incapable of performing his or her prescribed duties.
(g) Has been convicted of a criminal offense under sections 520a to 520l of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.520a to 750.520l. A certified copy of the court record is conclusive evidence of the conviction.
(h) Has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony reasonably related to and adversely affecting the ability to practice in a safe and competent manner. A certified copy of the court record is conclusive evidence of the conviction.
(2) The department shall provide notice of intent to deny, revoke, or suspend an emergency services personnel license by certified mail or personal service. The notice of intent shall set forth the particular reasons for the proposed action and shall advise the applicant or licensee that he or she is entitled to the opportunity for a hearing before the director or the director's authorized representative. If the person to whom the notice is sent does not make a written request to the department for a hearing within 30 days of receiving the notice, the license is considered denied, revoked, or suspended as stated in the notice. If requested, the hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969 and rules promulgated by the department. A full and complete record shall be kept of the proceeding and shall be transcribed when requested by an interested party, who shall pay the cost of preparing the transcript. On the basis of a hearing or on the default of the applicant or licensee, the department may issue, deny, suspend, or revoke a license.
(3) The department may establish procedures, hold hearings, administer oaths, issue subpoenas, or order testimony to be taken at a hearing or by deposition in a proceeding pending at any stage of the proceeding. A person may be compelled to appear and testify and to produce books, papers, or documents in a proceeding.
(4) In case of disobedience of a subpoena, a party to a hearing may invoke the aid of the circuit court of the jurisdiction in which the hearing is held to require the attendance and testimony of witnesses. The circuit court may issue an order requiring an individual to appear and give testimony. Failure to obey the order of the circuit court may be punished by the court as a contempt.
History: Add. 1990, Act 179, Imd. Eff. July 2, 1990
Am. 2000, Act 375, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001
Am. 2010, Act 304, Imd. Eff. Dec. 17, 2010
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of department of licensing and regulatory affairs relative to registration, licensing, or regulation of professional occupations arising from part 209 of the Michigan public health code, including any board, commission, council, or similar entity providing regulation of health professionals licensed, registered, or certified under part 209 of article 17 of the Michigan public health code, to the department of community health, see E.R.O. No. 2014-2, compiled at MCL 333.26253.
Popular Name: Act 368
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