Do I have to disclose 2 misdemeanor charges to the Department of Health for EMT license?
Question Details: I have completed the EMT course and when asked to disclose any criminal history I did not because I have no convictions, however I do have 2 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.
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.