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Emergency Medical Services Board


Statute : Emergency Medical Technicians Act     LINK


Emergency Medical Services Board
Purpose
The purpose of the Board is to regulate the provision of emergency medical services in the province.
Functions
The functions of the Board are to (a) accept and assess applications and issue permits and licenses; (b) monitor adherence to prescribed standards by permitees and licensees; (c) make such policy and guidelines and approve such forms as the Board considers necessary for the carrying out of its functions; (d) investigate and take remedial or disciplinary action as necessary in cases of alleged negligence, incompetence, misconduct, or noncompliance with prescribed standards; (e) advise the Minister and make recommendations for regulations respecting (i) standards for operating ambulances and providing ambulance services, (ii) qualifications for the licensing and standards for the practice of emergency medical technology, and (iii) any other matter concerning the provision of emergency medical services.
Primary Role
Non-adjudicative
Material Role
Strategic Development
Advisory
Managerial/Oversight
Composition
The Board shall be composed of eight persons, appointed by the Minister, as follows: (a) two members who shall be operators or administrators of a business providing ambulance services; (b) one member who shall be an EMT; (c) one member who shall be an educator who works in the training of EMTs; (d) one member who shall be a physician licensed to practice in the province; (e) one member who shall be a registered nurse who works in a hospital's emergency services department; (f) one member shall be a layperson representative of the general public; and (g) one member shall be a representative of the Department. In addition, the Provincial Emergency Medical Director is a non-voting member of the board. The Provincial Coordinator is an administrative resource to the board.
Formal Qualifications
Dependent on the position sought.
Work & Experience Requirements
Dependent on the position sought.
Skills Required
Consistent with material role (shown above).
Statutory Nomination Requirements
One member shall be a layperson representative of the general public. As indicated above, this member is appointed by the Minister.
Traditional Nomination Requirements
Nor applicable.
Honoraria
Chair - $161/diem and Members - $109/diem.
Anticipated Time Commitments
Six meetings/year (~20 hrs) plus ad hoc committee work (optional). Committee work varies considerably depending upon the file.
Other Notes
The standard term of appointment to the Board shall be up to three years, but terms may be varied or adjusted so as to maintain continuity in such a way that no more than approximately one-third of the membership changes in any one year. Board members may be re-appointed (where two terms is the practice).



NameCountyChairTerm
Dr. Scott CameronPrince CountyChair May 29, 2014Apr 30, 2017
Brent NicholsonQueens County Jan 22, 2016Jan 22, 2019
Mr. Jason MilliganPrince County May 29, 2014Apr 30, 2017
Cathy MacDougallQueens County May 29, 2014Apr 30, 2017
Dr. Charles DuffyQueens County Apr 30, 2016Apr 30, 2019
Mr. Peter PhillipsPrince County May 29, 2014May 01, 2017
Vicki MacLeanPrince County May 01, 2016May 01, 2018
Mr. Alan ToombsQueens County Jun 30, 2015Jun 30, 2018
Ms Christine DrummondQueens County Jun 30, 2015Jun 30, 2018
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