New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Emergency Medical Services Impaired Practitioner Program

ImageThe EMS impaired practitioner program is a confidential, voluntary alternative to formal disciplinary action for licensed EMS personnel who may be impaired due to the habitual or regular use of drugs and/or alcohol.

An EMT who habitually or regularly uses alcohol and/or drugs presents a potential danger to his/her patients because of the use of chemicals can impair an EMT’s ability to safely practice.

It is our wish that EMS personnel that are chemically dependent will recognize their illness, seek treatment, and accept admission into the EMS impaired practitioner program.


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of substance abuse?

Alcohol Dependency

Drug Dependency


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