September 12, 2018 ~ The Provincial Government will hold public consultations ahead of new Emergency Health Services and Community Paramedicine Legislation.
It is an initiative they say will deliver “on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents.”
They anticipate that the new legislation “will authorize the Department of Health and Community Services to license ambulance operators, set operator responsibilities, determine the training levels of paramedics, identify the medical procedures paramedics can perform, define what constitutes an emergency medical vehicle, and establish provincial ambulance standards.”
Sessions will be held in five locations across the province.
There will be sessions in St. John’s, Clarenville and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The nearest sessions to Green Bay and the Baie Verte Peninsula will be at Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook. These are afternoon sessions.
Tuesday, September 18
The Quality Inn
64 Maple Valley Rd
Wednesday, September 19
Mount Peyton Hotel
214 Lincoln Road
Thursday, September 20
114 Trans-Canada Highway
To register for a session or view the discussion guide, visit www.engagenl.ca.
They will also accept written submissions sent through www.engagenl.ca or through the mail:
EHS Legislation Consultation
Department of Health and Community Services
P.O. Box 8700
1st Floor, West Block
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 28.