SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2019
The College of Paramedics of Manitoba has moved to:
Suite 610 - 1445 Portage Avenue (Clarion Hotel), Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P4
Message from the Executive Director/Registrar – Trish Bergal
On June 1, 2018 the Government of Manitoba declared Paramedicine a regulated health profession in Manitoba under The Regulated Health Professions Act.
Self–regulation grants a group of professionals the privilege and responsibility to regulate their own conduct in order to protect the public from harm that may occur during the course of providing professional service.
Giving Paramedicine the right to self-regulate acknowledges its importance to the health-care system and the work Emergency Medical Service workers do for the benefit of all Manitobans.
From licensing to regulation
All individuals providing Emergency Medical Services in Manitoba will be required to register with the new College of Paramedics of Manitoba.
A process is being developed to facilitate transitioning from the present system of licensing to registration with the College.
Software is being configured to enable those working in Emergency Medical Services to register online.
Further information will be updated on the College website www.collegeparamb.ca and communicated via email.
The Road to Regulation
The Practice of Paramedicine Regulation made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) on June 1, 2018 established the College of Paramedics of Manitoba (CPMB) and set out the scope of practice of the profession.
The Transitional Council of the College is responsible to:
< >Submit to government for approval proposed reserved acts to be authorized for the profession under the RHPA and included in proposed amendments to the Practice of Paramedicine Regulation for approval by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.Draft the CPMB General Regulation, which governs the affairs of the College, setting out registration requirements, membership classes, standards of practice, continuing competency requirements and terms and conditions on the performance of reserved acts by members of the college; to be approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The registration fee for Paramedics will be established to meet the financial requirements of responsibly operating the College of Paramedics of Manitoba.
Analysis of fees charged by other Paramedic and health regulatory colleges is currently being completed and this will inform the schedule of fees and our annual operating requirements.
We recognize the significance of this issue and commit to informing Paramedics at our earliest opportunity as this matter is finalized. Please continue to follow the College website for updates.
getting ready for registration
In the next few months Emergency Medical Responders and Paramedics will establish a “Registrant Profile” online in order to register with the College.
Registrants will be required to have a Username and Password to enter their individual portal.
What you will need:
Proof of $5 million (minimum) professional liability insurance with a provider of choice
Name of employer(s)
Pay the fee determined by the College (payment from employers will not be accepted)
Further instructions will be provided.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT
Consider Serving on a Committee!
Members will be needed for:
Complaints Investigations Committee
This committee is responsible for investigating complaints and, when the committee considers it appropriate, attempting to resolve them informally. It is a requirement that 1/3 of the committee be members of the public and 2/3 be registrants of the college.
This committee is responsible for holding hearings on matters referred to it by the Complaints Investigations Committee and making disciplinary decisions about the conduct of investigated members. It is a requirement that 1/3 of this committee be members of the public and 2/3 be registrants of the college.
Please check our website for a Call for Nominations in December 2019.