The purpose of the Board is to regulate EMTs.
The functions of the Board are to:
- Accept and assess applications and issue licenses;
- Monitor adherence to prescribed standards by licensees;
- Make such policy and guidelines and approve such forms as the Board considers necessary for the carrying out of its functions;
- Investigate and take remedial or disciplinary action as necessary in cases of alleged negligence, incompetence, misconduct, or noncompliance with prescribed standards;
- Advise the Minister and make recommendations for regulations respecting:
(i) qualifications for the licensing and standards for the practice of emergency medical technology, and
(ii) any other matter concerning the provision of emergency medical services.
- Strategic Development
The Board shall be composed of nine voting members, appointed by the Minister, as follows:
- The Provincial Emergency Medical Director;
- Two members who shall be EMTs licensed under the EMT Act;
- One member who shall be an educator who works in the training of EMTs;
- One member who shall be a medical practitioner licensed to practice in the province;
- One member who shall be a registered nurse who works in a hospital’s emergency services department;
- Two member shall be a representatives of the general public; and
- One member shall be a representative of the Department.
In addition, the Provincial Emergency Health Services Coordinator is an administrative resource to the board.