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144E.305 REPORTING MISCONDUCT.
    Subdivision 1. Voluntary reporting. A person who has knowledge of any conduct
constituting grounds for discipline under section 144E.27, subdivision 5, or 144E.28, subdivision
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, may report the alleged violation to the board.
    Subd. 2. Mandatory reporting. (a) A licensee shall report to the board conduct by a
first responder, EMT, EMT-I, or EMT-P that they reasonably believe constitutes grounds for
disciplinary action under section 144E.27, subdivision 5, or 144E.28, subdivision 5. The licensee
shall report to the board within 60 days of obtaining verifiable knowledge of the conduct
constituting grounds for disciplinary action.
(b) A licensee shall report to the board any dismissal from employment of a first responder,
EMT, EMT-I, or EMT-P. A licensee shall report the resignation of a first responder, EMT, EMT-I,
or EMT-P before the conclusion of any disciplinary proceeding or before commencement of
formal charges but after the first responder, EMT, EMT-I, or EMT-P has knowledge that formal
charges are contemplated or in preparation. The licensee shall report to the board within 60 days
of the resignation or initial determination to dismiss. An individual's exercise of rights under a
collective bargaining agreement does not extend the licensee's time period for reporting under
this subdivision.
    Subd. 3. Immunity. (a) An individual, licensee, health care facility, business, or organization
is immune from civil liability or criminal prosecution for submitting in good faith a report to the
board under subdivision 1 or 2 or for otherwise reporting in good faith to the board violations
or alleged violations of sections 144E.001 to 144E.33. Reports are classified as confidential
data on individuals or protected nonpublic data under section 13.02 while an investigation is
active. Except for the board's final determination, all communications or information received
by or disclosed to the board relating to disciplinary matters of any person or entity subject to
the board's regulatory jurisdiction are confidential and privileged and any disciplinary hearing
shall be closed to the public.
(b) Members of the board, persons employed by the board, persons engaged in the
investigation of violations and in the preparation and management of charges of violations of
sections 144E.001 to 144E.33 on behalf of the board, and persons participating in the investigation
regarding charges of violations are immune from civil liability and criminal prosecution for any
actions, transactions, or publications, made in good faith, in the execution of, or relating to, their
duties under sections 144E.001 to 144E.33.
(c) For purposes of this section, a member of the board is considered a state employee
under section 3.736, subdivision 9.
History: 1999 c 245 art 9 s 42; 2000 c 313 s 7,8; 2004 c 144 s 6