Massachusetts Revokes Licenses from 211 EMTs - News - @ JEMS.com


Massachusetts Revokes Licenses from 211 EMTs

The EMTs work for 10 private and 14 municipal services across the state.


 
 

ERIN SMITH, The Lowell Sun | | Friday, June 18, 2010

ON JEMS.COM

BOSTON - The state revoked the licenses of 211 EMTs after an investigation revealed they held falsified training records. The EMTs, who work for 10 private and 14 municipal ambulance services across the state, face license revocations ranging from 45 days to nine months, according to state officials.

The state permanently revoked the EMT-Paramedic certification permanently for EMT instructors Mark Culleton, of Billerica, and Leo Nault, who was employed by Lowell-based Trinity EMS Inc. Trinity EMS President confirmed that Nault was previously fired once Chemaly discovered that Nault was being investigated by the state.

Culleton is a Lexington firefighter who operated an EMT training certification business, called Life Saving Maneuvers, which was based out of his Billerica home at 17 Wildbrook Road.

State officials allege both instructors failed to conduct required EMT refresher training courses, falsified training documentation and in some cases, received money from EMTs in exchange for the false records.

Officials at the Department of Public Health have referred the matter to the state's Attorney General's Office.

The suspensions will go into effect on July 1 to allow ambulance services time to find replacements to maintain emergency services. Individual EMTs have the right to appeal any suspensions to the Division of Administrative Law Appeals, state officials said.

State officials said private ambulance services and municipalities who employ the suspended EMTs could take their own disciplinary actions and several EMTs have been terminated since the allegations came to light.

"The vast majority of Massachusetts' 24,000 EMTs are properly certified and in compliance with required training," said Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, state secretary of health and human services, in a released statement. "But the conduct of these individuals is in violation of regulations meant to protect the public's health and safety. The sanctions are appropriate given the serious nature of the offenses."

For more on this story read Friday's Sun or click on http://www.lowellsun.com



Related Links:


Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, massachusetts certification scandal, certification, legal issues

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2015

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland USA
THE SHOW IS OPEN!

WEATHER REPORT


 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Denver Medic's Family Says Job Stress Contributed to Suicide

Veteran of over 25 years took her own life after a call.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Denver First Responders Join to Remember Paramedic

Veteran medic took her own life after fatal accident.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >