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      RS 40:1203.3     

  

§1203.3. Refusal to hire or contract; termination of employment; exemption; appeal procedure; waiver

            A. Except as otherwise provided in R.S. 40:1203.2(C), no employer shall hire any licensed ambulance personnel or nonlicensed person when the results of a criminal history check reveal that the licensed ambulance personnel or nonlicensed person has been convicted of any of the following offenses:

            (1) R.S. 14:28.1, 30, 30.1, 31, 32.6, 32.7, 32.12, 34, 34.1, 34.7, 35.2, 37, 37.1, 37.4, 38.1, 42, 42.1, 43, 43.1, 43.2, 43.3, 43.5, 44, 44.1, 46.2, 51, 60, 62.1, 64, 64.1, 64.4, 66, 89, 89.1, 93.3, 93.4, 93.5 or distribution or possession with the intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances as listed in Schedules I through V of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.

            (2) An attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the offenses listed in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

            (3) The felony offense involving theft, pursuant to R.S. 14:67, or theft of assets of an aged person or person with a disability, pursuant to R.S. 14:67.21 in excess of five hundred dollars or in any case in which the offender has been previously convicted of theft, pursuant to R.S. 14:67, or theft of assets of an aged person or person with a disability, pursuant to R.S. 14:67.21, regardless of the value of the instant theft.

            (4) An attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense listed in Paragraph (3) of this Subsection.

            B. Additionally, except as otherwise provided in R.S. 40:1203.2(C), no employer who provides care or services to any person under the age of twenty-one shall hire any licensed ambulance personnel or nonlicensed person when the results of the criminal history check reveal that the licensed ambulance personnel or nonlicensed person has been convicted of any of the following offenses:

            (1) R.S. 14:44.2, 80, 81.2, or 93.

            (2) An attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the offenses listed in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection.

            C.(1) If the results of a criminal history check reveal that a nonlicensed person or any licensed ambulance personnel hired on a temporary basis or any other person who is an employee has been convicted of any of the offenses listed in Subsection A or B of this Section, the employer shall immediately terminate the person's employment.

            (2) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a nonlicensed person or licensed ambulance personnel who was working under a waiver granted under the law in effect prior to August 15, 2010, so long as that person continues to be employed for the employer who granted the waiver and the person began employment for the employer prior to August 15, 2010, or a person who has received a pardon of the conviction or has had his conviction expunged.

            Acts 1993, No. 594, §1, eff. August 15, 1994; Acts 1995, No. 917, §1, eff. June 28, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 544, §1; Acts 2001, No. 751, §1; Acts 2004, No. 662, §1; Acts 2009, No. 35, §1, eff. June 15, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 876, §1; Acts 2011, No. 133, §1, eff. June 24, 2011; Acts 2014, No. 413, §1, eff. June 4, 2014; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1300.53 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.

NOTE: See Acts 2014, No. 413, §2, regarding retroactivity.



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