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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 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 […]

2019 Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference – May 30 & 31

PrintOVERVIEW On May 30 and 31, four of Alberta’s paramedicine organizations will come together to learn about and celebrate the profession. With the theme Stronger Together, the Alberta College of Paramedics with Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Services Foundation and the Alberta EMS Awards Committee have come together to create a truly […]

The Pulse: March 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: Registrar Message: Council Update Duty to Report Abuse: Bill 21 requirement Member Survey: On Now Continuing Competence Record Audits Underway Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference: Registration Open 2019 Continuing Competence Required Competency: Feedback Code of Ethics Member Consultation: Coming Soon Call for Abstracts (2nd Annual EMS and Paramedic Research Day) Call […]

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The Pulse: February 2019 Pulse

Print  In this issue: Registrar Message: who and what is the College AHS new legislation, duty to report Council member resignation Member Survey coming March Call for Abstracts (AHS EMS Research Day) Save the Date: Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference, May 30 – 31, 2019 Mental Health Resources CLICK HERE

The Pulse: January 2019 Pulse

Print In this issue: Registrar Message: the importance of member consultations 2019 Renewal Recap Practice Permit Reactivation The Complaints Process Announcing: the Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference, May 30 – 31, 2019 Have your employees renewed their practice permits? CLICK HERE

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 […]

The Pulse: December 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message, Significant changes to HPA as Bill 21 comes into effect, NEW Standard of Practice: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Involving a Patient Member Consultation, Registrar’s Message to the members regarding 2019 continuing competence, STILL OPEN Member consultation opportunity: Strategic Planning, Protected Titles under the Health Professions Act: what it […]

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 […]

The Pulse: November 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message, Member Consultation Opportunity: Strategic Planning, Bill 21: New Legislation proposed, Practice Permit Conditions: what they mean, The role of the College and how we intersect with employers, and Provincial Registration Examination Results. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: October 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message, Member Consultation Opportunity: College Bylaw Review, Timing of Renewal Change Notice, TEMS K9 Agreement Reached, Form 1 Transfers in Alberta, clarification, PCP Exam Redesign Complete, New Exam Sample Videos, My Paramedic Ride Alberta, and Provincial Registration Examination Results. CLICK HERE

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 […]

The Pulse: September 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message: Strategic Plan 2019-2021, Continuing Competence Changes for 2019, Timing of Renewal, Statement to Former Registration Committee, and Resources for First Responders. CLICK HERE

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 […]

The Pulse: August 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: Council Changes: Election Results and Updates, Liability Insurance: is your profile up to date? Continuing Competence Changes for 2019, Tell us your thoughts: Timing of Renewal, and Resources for First Responders. CLICK HERE

The Pulse: July 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message: Friends and colleagues, Annual Members’ Meeting, Reminder: CC cycle closes with this year’s renewal, New PCP Clinical Exam Redesign Rollout October 2018, Council Elections: Online Voting, Provincial Registration Examination Results, and Member Portal Email Address. CLICK HERE

2018 Annual Members’ Meeting Pigeonhole Q&A

PrintAs our final wrap up to the Annual Members’ Meeting that was held in Calgary on May 30, we are pleased to provide answers to the full list of questions we received through the Pigeonhole platform. This year we were also able to open the questions up to comments, and you’ll see we have not […]

The Pulse: June 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message: Highlights from AMM, New Executive Director named Annual Members’ Meeting Annual Members’ Meeting Continuing Competence Credits Recruitment for Registrar now OPEN Council Elections: Online Voting Congratulations to this year’s College Award Winners Continuing Competence requirements, will you have what you need to renew? Provincial Registration Examination Results EMS Medal […]

Paramedic Services Week 2018 – May 27 to June 2

PrintParamedic Services Week May 27 – June 2, 2018 Theme: Paramedics: Health-Community-You Twitter hashtag: #psweek2018 More information is available with Paramedics Chiefs of Canada.  

The Pulse: May 2018 Pulse

Print In this issue: President’s Message: Commitment to Change Council Elections: Candidates now confirmed 2018 AMM & EMS and Paramedic Research Day Expanded cardiac WCB coverage for paramedics CLICK HERE

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

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