Update: the consultation period is now closed.
The Health Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 46) was approved in December 2020 and included a suite of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA). One of the changes was the removal of the Continuing Competence Program sections (19-24) from the Paramedic Professions Regulation (PPR) and the transition of these sections into the HPA. This change is anticipated to be completed by the beginning of 2023 and all regulatory colleges will be required to have a Standard of Practice to coincide with the legislative changes.
As part of the Health Professions Act (HPA), the College is required to consult with regulated members of the profession on changes to the Standards of Practice. The College is now opening the consultation period on the New Continuing Competence Standards of Practice.
As the College already has an established CC program, the contents of the program are not changing. Thus, the consultation for this Standard is on the structure of the document and the clarity of the basics of the CC program as outlined in the Standard. This Standard is to be used as a guiding document that clarifies the expectations of the continuing competence program. Regulated members must review for their own understanding of these expectations.
We invite your review and comments on the proposed new Standard of Practice by July 28, 2022.
The Proposed Standard document can be found here and all feedback can be submitted through the Standards of Practice feedback form.
You can review the proposed CC program manual for full clarity and direction of the CC program here.