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Background checks for emergency responders

By: Krista Garvin
LAS CRUCES, N.M.- A new law requires paramedics and other emergency medical service providers in New Mexico to go through criminal background checks.

Gov. Susana Martinez signed the proposal into law yesterday.

It mandates that the background checks be done before the state licenses an applicant or renews a license.

The background checks will go into effect July 1.  
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