Registered sex offenders in North Carolina would not be able to work as emergency medical services workers under legislation now heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s desk.
The House voted unanimously Thursday to approve Senate changes to the bill.
The prohibition would apply to people registered as sex offenders or who have committed certain sex-related crimes before registration for that crime was required. It would deny credentials to offenders who want to be emergency medical technicians or paramedics, or those who are asking for those credentials to be renewed.
About 13,000 people in North Carolina are registered with sheriffs as sex offenders.
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