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State Investigates Paramedic School

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is investigating Promedics EMS Academy in Powder Springs after many students complained they couldn’t finish their paramedic training at the school. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Linder via stock.xchng.)

The state is investigating an Atlanta-area paramedic training school after students complained they paid thousands of dollars in tuition but weren't able to complete their courses.

Georgia Department of Public Health director of health protection Dr. Patrick O'Neal said red flags were raised when many students complained about Promedics EMS Academy in Powder Springs. The department is now reviewing all the school's programs.

One student told WSB-TV he paid $5,000 for a six-month paramedic training program but hasn't been able to schedule the hands-on portions of his training.

School owner Melvin Teet said state evaluators keep changing the rules, leading to delays. He said he recently had to fire the school's 12 employees and doesn't have the money to refund students' tuition.

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