Emergency Medical Services Board

The purpose of the Board is to regulate the provision of emergency medical services in the province.

What is the function of the board?

The functions of the Board are to:

  • (a) accept and assess applications and issue permits and licenses;
  • (b) monitor adherence to prescribed standards by permitees and licensees;
  • (c) make such policy and guidelines and approve such forms as the Board considers necessary for the carrying out of its functions;
  • (d) investigate and take remedial or disciplinary action as necessary in cases of alleged negligence, incompetence, misconduct, or noncompliance with prescribed standards;
  • (e) advise the Minister and make recommendations for regulations respecting
    • (i) standards for operating ambulances and providing ambulance services,
    • (ii) qualifications for the licensing and standards for the practice of emergency medical technology, and
    • (iii) any other matter concerning the provision of emergency medical services.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative

Material Role: 

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the board?

The Board shall be composed of eight persons, appointed by the Minister, as follows:

  • (a) two members who shall be operators or administrators of a business providing ambulance services;
  • (b) one member who shall be an EMT;
  • (c) one member who shall be an educator who works in the training of EMTs;
  • (d) one member who shall be a physician licensed to practice in the province;
  • (e) one member who shall be a registered nurse who works in a hospital's emergency services department;
  • (f) one member shall be a layperson representative of the general public; and
  • (g) one member shall be a representative of the Department.

In addition, the Provincial Emergency Medical Director is a non-voting member of the board. The Provincial Coordinator is an administrative resource to the board.

What are the requirements of board members?

Formal Qualifications
Dependent on the position sought.

Work & Experience Requirements
Dependent on the position sought.

Skills Required
Consistent with material role (shown above).

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
One member shall be a layperson representative of the general public. As indicated above, this member is appointed by the Minister.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $161/diem and Members - $109/diem.

What is the time commitment of the board?

Six meetings/year (~20 hrs) plus ad hoc committee work (optional). Committee work varies considerably depending upon the file.

The standard term of appointment to the Board shall be up to three years, but terms may be varied or adjusted so as to maintain continuity in such a way that no more than approximately one-third of the membership changes in any one year. Board members may be re-appointed (where two terms is the practice).

Emergency Medical Services Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End

Dr. Scott Cameron, Chair

Provincial Emergency Medical Services

Prince County Apr 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2020

Mr. Brent Nicholson

representing EMT Educator

Queens County Jan 22, 2016 Jan 22, 2019

Mr. Jason Milligan

representing Emergency Medical Technicians

Prince County June 9, 2017 June 9, 2020
Ms Cathy MacDougall Queens County June 9, 2017 Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Charles Duffy

representing Medical Practitioners

Queens County Apr 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2019

Mr. Peter Phillips

representing Emergency Medical Technicians

Prince County June 9, 2016 June 9, 2019

Darrell Chaisson

representing Registered Nurses

Prince County June 26, 2018 June 26, 2021
Mr. Alan Toombs Queens County Jun 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2021

Ms Christine Drummond

representing the Department of Health and Wellness

Queens County Jun 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2021

How can I apply?            

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Who can I contact?

Emergency Health Services


Published date: 
July 3, 2018
Executive Council

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118


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