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College News2020-02-19T16:08:36-07:00

Council Votes to Approve COPR Exam

PrintOn Friday, June 19, 2020, the Council of the Alberta College of Paramedics (College) voted unanimously to approve the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) examinations as the approved registration examinations required of all applicants applying to the general register of the College under the Health Professions Act part 2, 28(2)(a)(iii) and the Paramedics Profession Regulation section […]

The Pulse: June 2020 Pulse

PrintIn this issue: CEO Message: AMM Review and Feedback, Tim Bit: Taking on Practicum Students, Announcing, College Dress Uniform Program now Active, Council Elections: Online Voting, Reminder: Renewal Kicks off August 1, Stories from the Membership: The 2019 Women of Paramedicine Leadership Summit and, Paramedic Services Week 2020: Celebrating Milestones CLICK HERE

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College’s Annual Members’ Meeting, Tuesday, May 26

PrintThe 2020 Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) was presented virtually on May 26 from 1 – 2:30 pm. We look forward to having you join us for this year’s updates from the President, CEO, VP Finance and Risk, and Registrar. There are two options to access the AMM, to be eligible for the CC credits register […]

The Pulse: May 2020 Pulse

PrintIn this issue: President Message: The Constant Face in Uncertainty, Update on Council Elections: Confirmed Candidates, 60 CC Credits for COVID-19, Member Resources and Upcoming Events CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Approved for 60 Credits

PrintIn 2020, regulated members have been called upon to fill an incredible need during a global pandemic. This need came upon the profession quickly and gave no one the time to adequately prepare for the magnitude of response required. Each of you are being tested with every new announcement and are developing skills in resiliency, […]

The Pulse: April 2020 Pulse

PrintIn this issue: Registrar’s Message: Challenging Times, How to Contact the College, Member Resources, What does being on Council mean? by Luke Flowers, Council Elections 2020: Nominations open tomorrow, Stories from the Membership, COVID-19 Updates, and Upcoming Events. CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Updates

PrintPresident’s Message: Unprecented Times I know during this unprecedented time that many of you are all dealing with difficult, and possibly overwhelming, circumstances due to the escalation of the pandemic in our province and as a result of the decisions that have had to be made to keep Albertans as safe as possible. Be assured, […]

The Pulse: March 2020 Pulse

PrintIn this issue: President’s Message: Unprecedented Times, March 27-29 Provincial Registration Examination Cancelled, Proper Documentation Is Your Friend, Just Horsing Around: When Off-duty Conduct Becomes Cause to Terminate, Stories from the Membership, Upcoming Events, and CLICK HERE

The Pulse: February 2020 Pulse

Print  In this issue: Registrar’s Message: the power of communication, Continuing Competence Updates in Member Portal Complete, Reminder: CC Credits due September 30, The 2020 AMM is Going Virtual, Stories from the Membership, College changes to OR practicum placement requirements, and Upcoming Events. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: January 2020 Pulse

Print  In this issue: CEO Message: College will be closed to move, The 2020 AMM is Going Virtual, 2019 Annual Report and Financials Now Available Online and Call for Nominations, Alberta College of Paramedics’ Award of Excellence. CLICK HERE 

College 2019 Finance Summary and Annual Report

PrintThe College’s audited financials are included each year in the Annual Report. The Annual Report for the 2019 (shortened) year is available on the College’s website under About – Publications and Position Statements. Where to find information: The finance update Summary is provided below and can be found on page 20. The expenses descriptions and breakdown […]

The Pulse: December 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: President Message: Paramedics are Spicy, College set to close for three days in January (15-17) to move, New Code of Ethics Approved and Now in Force, Reminder: Make sure you’ve entered your new liability insurance policy details before they expire, Liability Insurance through PAC, Call for Competence Committee Members, Annual Report […]

New Code of Ethics Approved and Now In Force

PrintAs you are aware, in 2019 we began a full review of the College’s Code of Ethics for all regulated members. The process of review included several consultations with staff, Council and members throughout the first half of 2019. In July we were able to send our draft to the Minister of Health for government […]

The Pulse: November 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: CEO Message: The College is Moving, College’s Strategy 2020, Communications from the College, College to offer Dress Uniform program, vote for your favourite crest and Stories from the Membership. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: October 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: President’s Message: Greetings from Council, Smoothest Renewal Yet! Haven’t completed renewal yet? Member Cards, Reminder: 2019/2020 CC cycle began October 1, Mental Health Resources and Information, You are invited to SimuNations 2019! Stories from the Membership | Recognizing exemplary service in Alberta and Women in Paramedicine Leadership Summit. CLICK HERE

The 2019/2020 CC cycle starts now

PrintYou can now begin to earn your activities to meet your 2019/2020 requirements. CC activities can only be counted toward the cycle in which they are earned/taken. The CC cycle aligns with the member year, which begins October 1 and runs through to September 30 each year. Have you checked out the Continuing Competence Program […]

The Pulse: September 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: Registrar’s Message: What does “under supervision” mean? CC Missed the Deadline to Register for the required competency? New fact sheet: Mental Health Resources, PCC White Paper | Seeking Nominations, Stories from the Membership | HIV in the Modern World and Women of Paramedicine Leadership Summit. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: August 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: Registrar’s Message: Renewal, in the summer? Liability Insurance and the new Membership Year, CC Reminder: Last chance to register for CC required competency, Alberta Health Minister Conducting AHS Review, AB Critical Incident Provincial Network and Coming soon: Stories from the Membership. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: July 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: President’s Message: Council Update, Continuing Competence program details and new tools, College moving to pro-rated fee collection for new and reinstating members, Remaining Pigeonhole Answers to Questions at 2019 AMM, Member cards and Renewal 2019/2020, Conduct Stats, Coming soon: Stories from the membership and Reminder College transitioning to ABParamedics.com. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: June 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: CEO Message: Where the College is moving, 2019 Continuing Competence Requirement: Register before August 31, CC Record Audit Results, Council Elections: Uncontested Elections, Code of Ethics Consultation: re-opened, Member Survey Summary Report of Findings, Coming soon: Stories from the Membership, COPR Call for Item Writers and PACE 2019. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: May 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: President’s Message: Stronger Together, Council Nominations: Uncontested Election, Public Members on Council, Code of Ethics Member Consultation: On Now, The College is hiring! College’s 2018 Audited Financials, College Transitioning to ABParamedics.com, Conduct Stats, EMS Foundation Gala and Mental Health Resources. CLICK HERE

College Audited Financials and Annual Report

PrintThe College’s audited financials are included each year in the Annual Report. The Annual Report for the 2018 year is available on the College’s website under About – Publications and Position Statements. Where to find information: The expenses breakdown can be found on pages 16 – 17. The finance update Summary is provided below and […]

The Pulse: April 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: President’s Message: We need to stop the myths Future of Education Planning in Alberta Industrial Workers – A caution from Bill 21 implementation Council Nominations: Opens tomorrow 2019 Member Survey Thank you and Results Duty to Self-Report: Form for regulated members to report misconduct Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference: Registration Open […]

Tougher Sanctions for Unprofessional Conduct, New Reporting Requirements

PrintBill 21 Now in Effect In November 2018, the Alberta government passed Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients which amends the Health Professions Act and affects all regulated health professionals in Alberta. Bill 21 is intended to better protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by regulated health professionals. The Bill introduces a […]

NEW Standard of Practice: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Involving a Patient – MEMBER CONSULTATION

PrintAs a regulated member of the Alberta College of Paramedics, you are invited to review and provide feedback on the College’s new Standard: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Involving a Patient. About the Standard As part of our obligations under Bill 21, the College is required to develop a new Standard of Practice addressing sexual […]

College files injunction for illegal use of protected title

PrintProtected titles are granted to each regulated health profession through the Health Professions Act. For the paramedic profession, the protected titles and initials are outlined in Schedule 18 to the Act. Any person offering healthcare services in the name of a paramedic or any of the protected titles must be registered with and regulated by […]

2019 Required Competency Announced

PrintThe required competency for the upcoming Continuing Competence cycle (January 1 – September 30) is now completed. Members are now able to register for a start date as early as January 1, 2019. CC requirement for 2019 While originally thought this course would only meet the required competency for 2019, the Council has agreed that […]

Council approves changes to annual renewal timing

PrintBackground and rationale The College hears from members every year that the renewal season aligns with what is already a very busy and expensive time of year. As you know, as a result of this feedback, Council has been discussing changing the timing of members’ annual renewal. In their decision-making process, they also took into […]

Alberta College of Paramedics Reinstates Former Registration Committee

PrintPress Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tanisha Tetz, Director, Public Relations and Policy Phone: (587) 200-0238 Email: Tanisha.Tetz@collegeofparamedics.org ALBERTA COLLEGE OF PARAMEDICS REINSTATES FORMER REGISTRATION COMMITTEE SHERWOOD PARK, AB, August 30, 2018 The Council of the Alberta College of Paramedics (the “College”) has reinstated the former Registration Committee.  The former Registration Committee was terminated by […]

Statement to Former Registration Committee

PrintAs many of you know, the College and its former Registration Committee, consisting of (among others) Dana Terry, William McGregor, Eric Vallee, Jeff Wilbur, Jack Cook, Mark Gerla, Claude Comeau and Arthur Eggins (the “Former Registration Committee”), have had ongoing legal issues relating to the  prior termination of their positions with the College’s Registration Committee […]

Continuing Competence Changes and Updates

PrintWe have been working for quite some time on the changes to the Continuing Competence (CC) program to fulfill the requirements outlined in the Health Professions Act. As this information affects you directly, we want to provide as much notice as possible of the upcoming changes to the program. The main areas for update at this […]

Correction and Apology – President’s Message

Print In my President’s Message in the August 15, 2018 edition of The Pulse, I referred to the resolution of the legal issues with the former Registration Committee relating to their prior termination by Council. My words were poorly chosen and could have been understood as being critical of the former Registration Committee. That was […]

College responds to recent news regarding EMS resources, response times and hallway waits

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