Certification of telecommunicators and emergency medical dispatchers
(1) Except for a person who has requested and obtained an extension from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, no person may be employed as a telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher by any public or private public safety agency for more than 18 months unless the person has been certified as being qualified as a telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher under the provisions of ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670) to 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer) and the certification has neither lapsed nor been revoked pursuant to ORS 181A.630 (Procedure for denial, suspension or revocation of application or certification), 181A.640 (Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of application or certification of person or accreditation of program) and 181A.650 (Judicial review of department’s final order) (1) and not been reissued under ORS 181A.650 (Judicial review of department’s final order).
(2) The department, upon the facts contained in an affidavit accompanying the request for an extension, may find good cause for failure to obtain certification within the time period described in subsection (1) of this section. If the department finds that there is good cause for such failure, the department may extend for up to one year the period that a person may serve as a telecommunicator or an emergency medical dispatcher without certification. The grant or denial of such an extension is with the sole discretion of the department. [Formerly 181.644]
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