Road to Regulation
In order for the College of Paramedics of Manitoba to be fully operational under the RHPA, a consultation process must occur, specifically in relation to the proposed Reserved Acts that apply to the Paramedic Scope of Practice General Regulation.
The first step in the consultation process is to have all employers of paramedics review the draft Reserved Acts. The second step of the consultation process is to have other health care regulators and educational providers comment on the proposed Reserved Acts. Once all of this feedback is received, any changes to the Reserved Acts will be made. This is then followed by a final Public consultation process where the public, paramedics, and others can provide feedback on the Reserved Acts for Paramedics.
The Regulated Health Professions Act was proclaimed into force effective January 1, 2014. In Manitoba, Paramedics will transition from being governed from the Emergency Medical Response and Stretcher Transportation Act to the Regulated Health Professions Act.
PRACTICE OF PARAMEDICINE REGULATION
As of June 1, 2018 paramedicine is now a regulated health profession in Manitoba under the Regulated Health Professions Act.
The Regulated Health Professions Act will bring all regulated health professionals under one umbrella piece of legislation. It set out a new way of regulating who does what in the provision of health services, based on the concept of regulating specific health procedures.
COLLEGE OF PARAMEDICS OF MANITOBA GENERAL REGULATIONS
The College of Paramedics of Manitoba General Regulations are currently in Draft. The General Regulations define membership classes; requirements for registration of all types; certificates of practice; information from the Register to be made publicly available; renewal requirements including continuing competency requirements; liability insurance requirements; the reserved acts specific to the practice of Paramedicine; and standards of practice.
Reserved acts are listed as part of the College of Paramedics of Manitoba General Regulations. Reserved Acts describe the actions that Paramedics can take in providing health care. In transitioning to the RHPA, each regulated health profession is required to identify to Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) the reserved acts for which it is seeking authority to perform under the RHPA.