Update on Medical Services Background Checks in New Mexico





bj_NewMexico-pptOn March 8th, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed S.B. 98, which amends sections of the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services Act to provide for criminal history background checks for individuals applying for licensure to provide medical services. The bill also states that an applicant or licensee whose license is denied, suspended or revoked, or who is otherwise disciplined based on information obtained in a criminal history background check, shall be entitled to review the information and to appeal the decision.