Paramedic’s license revoked for performing unauthorized procedures

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Barnes 
Docket Number: 2117423 , Decision Date: 2021-05-26 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

In affirming the Department of Public Health’s decision to revoke a paramedic’s EMS license, Judge Barnes concluded the paramedic had performed two procedures on patients—specifically, a surgical cricothyrotomy and a shoulder reduction—that fell outside the proper scope of practice for paramedics.

Currently on appeal before Fulton County Superior Court.


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