News/The Pulse2021-07-14T15:58:39-06:00

Registrar’s Message: Happy 2022 everyone!

January 17th, 2022|The Pulse|

Happy 2022 everyone! I sincerely hope everyone had a chance to spend some time connecting with friends and family through the holidays and managed to re-charge their batteries a little bit. It certainly hasn’t been an easy year and I suspect the coming year will have its challenges as well. Typically, a message like this at the beginning of a [...]

Update on the member portal transition

January 13th, 2022|The Pulse|

Last month, we were pleased to announce the progress that has been made with transitioning to the new member portal. The anticipated timeline was an estimated transition period from January 21 to January 30, with the first stage of the new member portal launching on February 1. To ensure the best possible transition and overall experience using the new portal, [...]

You Asked Us – Can I leave my permit suspended?

January 10th, 2022|The Pulse|

Many regulated members’ liability insurance policies expire at the end of the calendar year. As you are required by legislation to have active insurance to legally practice, the College’s system is set up to automatically suspend anyone who does not have valid liability insurance details on their profile. However, over the holiday season and into the New Year, we have [...]

2020/2021 Annual Report and Financials now available online

January 7th, 2022|The Pulse|

The College’s Annual Report for the 2020/2021 membership year is now available on our website. The College was able to finish the 2020/2021 with a year surplus due to a number of temporary factors, including the sale of the College’s registration examination bank of questions to the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators. The Annual Report is presented online using a [...]

President’s Message: Reflecting and Remembering the Good

December 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

Here we are with only a short period of time left before we officially say goodbye to 2021 and hello to another year. It is amazing how both fast and slow this year has been. At times whole months seemed to have skipped by and during other months the weeks felt like they dragged on. I know many of you [...]

General timeline for member portal transition

December 14th, 2021|NEWS, The Pulse|

Work on the transition to the new member portal is going very well, and we are very happy to announce the upcoming timeline for phase one of the transition to the Alinity platform, offered by Alberta-based SoftWorks Group Inc. It is expected the majority of information will be transitioned to the new member portal by the end of January 2022. [...]

You Asked Us – Can PCPs administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children 5–11 years old?

December 9th, 2021|The Pulse|

On November 23 it was announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was available for children aged 5 through 11 years old. Since that announcement, the College has received many questions about how that impacts PCPs with their ability to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. Can PCPs administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children 5-11 years old? A PCP who has completed the [...]

Don’t forget to update your liability insurance during the holiday frenzy!

December 7th, 2021|The Pulse|

Many regulated members’ liability insurance policies expire at the end of the calendar year. As you are required by legislation to have active insurance to legally practice, the College’s system is set up to automatically suspend anyone who does not have valid liability insurance details on their profile. We also wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to not [...]

Transitioning to the new member portal

November 30th, 2021|The Pulse|

In October, CEO Wendy Dugas shared news about upcoming changes to the College’s operations and things that can be expected during the 2021/2022 member year. One of these exciting changes is the transition to a new member portal platform called Alinity. As mentioned in that message, this change was brought on by overwhelming feedback from members about the current portal [...]

What is happening with the Member Cards?

November 18th, 2021|The Pulse|

Member cards are typically mailed out to regulated members who request one at four intervals throughout the year. The most recent mailout, the largest one we do, was scheduled for the beginning of this member year right after renewal. However, like many various materials during COVID times, there have been major delays and backorders on paper stock including the specialized [...]

Registrar’s Message: Moving towards a more unified profession

November 15th, 2021|The Pulse|

As I look through my previous messages, it dawned on me that it has been a while since we have had something that resembled an inspirational message. We often focus our topics on regulatory requirements, such as CC or liability insurance, so I thought it might be time to put together something a little more visionary. If you have been [...]

What is the hearings process?

November 4th, 2021|The Pulse|

The complaints process is often an area of uncertainty for employers, complainants and regulated members. Much of this uncertainty comes from misunderstanding the process, which often fuels many misconceptions. Over the next few weeks, the College will be publishing information on the complaints process. In this article, we will discuss some of the things that happen when a complaint is [...]

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