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NREMT Re-certification Appeal process

Richard Q. Hark represents many individuals who possess national certifications that do not require a state based license. Some of these areas include American Society of Radiological Technologists, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Ultrasound & Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technician, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ).

One national certification that I have several matters is the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians. These bi-annual recertifications can be been denied for any number of reasons. It is important to retain the services of an attorney who has experience working on NREMT matters to represent you.

Filing timely objections to a denial of recertification. The initial filings need include many alternative documents and explanations Also, attending any hearings in these cases is very important. EMT’s that travel throughout the county require these national certifications.

All documents, statements, photographs, and other materials upon which you intend to rely should be clearly labeled, organized, indexed, copied and submitted ahead of time (similar to how it would be done in a court trial or hearing). Be sure that your attorney attends the hearing with you.

Understanding the annual renewal certification policy and procedures is important. Proper and complete disclosure of any documents related to convictions or other disciplinary matters is a pivotal first step in the process.

In the National Registry of Emergency Technician policy and appeal process of Adverse Decisions applies to all Adverse Decisions, excluding decisions with respect to the timeliness of applications, scoring, or reporting of the examination. In these cases, an Adverse Decision is an unfavorable ruling regarding an individual’s application for certification or recertification, request for an accommodation in the administration of an examination, cancellation or revocation of examination results, or any disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, revocation or suspension of certification.

When the National Registry makes an Adverse Decision, the Executive Director or designee shall send the individual a statement that includes:

  1. The action taken,
  2. The reason(s) for the action or ineligibility,
  3. If applicable, a statement explaining the alleged violation of any of the National Registry’s rules, policies, or standards,
  4. The time period in which the individual may appeal.
  5. Any additional information deemed appropriate.

An applicant or registrant who is subject to an Adverse Decision may appeal the decision by mailing a Notice of Appeal to the National Registry within forty-five (45) days of the date that such decision was mailed (based on postmark or electronic equivalent). The Notice of Appeal must contain the individual’s statement of the basis of the appeal, as well as any documents in support of the appeal.

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