Do I have to disclose 2 misdemeanor charges to the Department of Health for EMT license?

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Do I have to disclose 2 misdemeanor charges to the Department of Health for EMT license?

I have completed the EMT course and when asked

to disclose any criminal history I did not

because I have no convictions, but I do have

two misdemeanor charges that have been

expunged.

I did not disclose because I thought

expungements made one whole, but looking up

other similar situations I have seen where I

might should have revealed my past.

Asked on January 9, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If expunged, you do not have to disclose them. Disclosing them undoes the very reason for expungement: to give you a clean start or a second chance. While we will not swear that there might not be certain, very rare circumstances (e.g. applying for a Cabinet or near-Cabinet-level position) where even expunged charges should be disclosed, for 99% of situations, including almost any reasonable job application or opportunityu, you do not need to, and shoould not, disclose expunged charges.


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