§16-4C-12. Violations; criminal penalties.
(a) When, as a result of an investigation under this article or otherwise, the commissioner or director has reason to believe that a licensee or certificate holder has committed a criminal offense, the commissioner or director may bring the information to the attention of an appropriate law-enforcement official.

(b) Any person who violates any law or rule or operates an ambulance with an insufficient number of emergency medical service personnel aboard when not lawfully permitted to do so, or who represents himself or herself as a certified emergency medical service personnel knowing the representation to be untrue, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000: Provided, That after July 1, 2010, the fine shall not be more than $5,000.