Subchapter 8 Ambulance Personnel

§11-72-60 Application for Prehospital Registered Nurses Certificates by the Application Fees

A.   Application for certificates by the department for prehospital registered nurse shall be made upon forms prepared for such by
       the department.

B.   The application forms shall request the following information:

1.   Applicant’s name, mailing address, home address, telephone number, age, sex, color of eyes, color of hair;
2.   Verification that applicant age is 21 years or older;
3.   Such other information as the director requires for the purposes of these regulations.

C.   The following information shall be obtained in conjunction with the application:

1.   For certification as a prehospital registered nurse the applicant must show proof of possession of a certificate from a state-
      approved prehospital registered nurse course and evidence of a current valid RN license from the State of Hawaii.

D.   Each application for a prehospital registered nurse personnel certificate shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $2.

[Eff. AUG 12 1985] (Auth: HRS §§321-227, 321-233) (Imp: HRS §§321-226, 321-227)

§11-72-61 Standards for Prehospital Registered Nurse Certification; Initial Certificate Fees

A.   Within thirty days after a completed written application form is filed with the department, an investigation will he made of the
       applicant for certification.

B.   A certificate will be issued or the application denied not later than sixty days of receipt of an application unless earlier
       suspended, revoked, or terminated.

C.   A certificate shall be issued after finding that the applicant:

1.   Is not addicted to intoxicating liquors or any drugs;
2.   Is able to speak, read, and write the English language;
3.   Has been found by a licensed physician upon examination attested to on a physical examination form approved by the
      director to be suitable for the work;
4.   Has duly completed all other requirements.

D.   A certificate for a prehospital registered nurse shall not be assignable or transferable.

E.   BLS or ALS personnel may serve as the driver of a ground motor ambulance when necessary, provided they possess the
       proper State of Hawaii driver’s license and meet all other applicable DOT requirements.

F.   No official entry made upon a certificate may be defaced, removed, or obliterated.

G.   The director may suspend or revoke a driver or prehospital registered nurse certificate for failure of the certificate holder to 
       comply, and to maintain compliance with, or for violation of, the provisions of this section or any other applicable law,
       ordinance, or regulation, in accordance with the provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 91.

H.   The initial certificate fees shall be: Prehospital RN ………………… $2.00

[Eff. AUG 12 1985 ] (Auth: HRS §§321-223, 321-224, 321-226, 321-227, 321- 233)
(Imp: HRS §§321-223, 321-224, 321-226, 321-227, 321-233)

§11-72-62 Renewal of Prehospital Registered Nurse Certificates; Fees

A.   Renewal of any prehospital registered nurse certificate by the state department of health, except for reasons of suspension,
       revocation, or expiration of more than sixty days, shall require presentation of the following, 60 days prior to the expiration
       of the certificate:

1.   A current valid State of Hawaii registered nurse license and prehospital registered nurse refresher training, as approved 
      by the director.

B.   The annual renewal fee for a certificate that has not expired or been suspended or revoked shall be $2.00.

C.   Renewal of certificates expired for one to sixty days shall require completion of a renewal application and a late renewal fee
       totaling $5.00.

D.   Renewal of certificates which have been suspended, revoked or expired for more than sixty days shall require conformance with
       all the requirements of these regulations as upon original certification, with the entire renewal fee being $10.00.

[Eff. AUG 12 1985] (Auth: HRS §§321-223, 321-224, 321-226, 321-227, 321-228, 321-233)
(Imp: HRS §§321-223, 321-224, 321-226, 321-227, 321-233)

§11-72-63 Revocation or Suspension of Prehospital Registered Nurse Certificate

A.   The director may, subject to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, suspend or revoke a prehospital registered nurse certificate
       provided by the department for:

1.   Failure of the certificate holder to comply and to maintain compliance with, or for his violation of the provisions of this
       section or any other applicable law, ordinances, or regulation.
2.   Being habituated to the excessive use of drugs or alcohol; or being addicted to, dependent on, or a habitual user of a
       narcotic, barbiturate, amphetamine, hallucinogen, or other drug having similar effects.
3.   Providing services while the ability to practice is impaired by alcohol, drugs, physical disability, or mental instability.
4.   Professional misconduct or gross carelessness or manifest incapacity in the provison of services.
5.   Conduct or practice contrary to recognized standards of ethics of the occupation.
6.   Violation of the conditions or limitations upon which a certificate is issued.
7.   Fraudulent obtaining of certificate.

B.   If any such certificate is revoked, limited, or suspended by the director of the department subject to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised
       Statutes, for any act or condition listed in this section, the holder of the certificate shall be notified in writing by the department
       of the revocation or suspension. Any certificate which has been revoked under this section may be restored by the director of
       the department, subject to Chapter 91 Hawaii Revised Statutes.

       [Eff. AUG 12 1985] (Auth: HRS §§321-223, 321-224, 321-226, 321-227, 321-228, 321-233)
       (Imp: HRS §§321-223, 321- 224, 321-226, 321-227, 321-233)

§§11-72-64 – 68 (Reserved)


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