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NC considers denying sex offenders EMS credentials

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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