Emergency Medical Services Board
The Emergency Medical Services Board is recruiting applicants to fill membership vacancies.
What is the purpose and function of the board?
The purpose of the Board is to regulate the practice of emergency medical technology in Prince Edward Island (PEI). The functions of the Board are to:
- (a) accept and assess applications and issue licenses;
- (b) monitor adherence to prescribed standards by 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) qualifications for the licensing and standards for practice of emergency medical technology, and
- (ii) any other matter concerning the provision of emergency medical services.
Primary Role: Non-adjudicative
- Strategic Development
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 qualifications and requirements of board members?
Board members must be Canadian citizens, residents of PEI, and be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Members of the Board should be representative of PEI’s diversity, including demographics and region. All prospective board members shall demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the health and wellness of Islanders and must possess strong communication, interpersonal, leadership and critical thinking skills.
Board members possess a broad range of education, knowledge and experience.
Experience in the following areas would be considered assets: knowledge of the health care system, experience in policy development, human resource management, professional regulation, governance and legal/risk management.
All new nominees will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to appointment. 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. The term of office for members of the Board shall be specified by the Minister in the appointment letter.
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?
There are typically 3-4 Board meetings per year. Board meetings usually take place during the early evening and on occasion, during the day. Some reading is required in advance of most meetings. Meetings are primarily held on-site at the Department of Health and Wellness in Charlottetown, PEI. From time to time, the Board may appoint such committees / working groups as it considers necessary to perform its functions, which may add to the time commitment. Board member participation in committees / working groups is voluntary.
|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|
representing Registered Nurses
|Kings 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?
If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.
What is the deadline to apply?
The deadline for applications to be accepted is July 26, 2019.
Who can I contact?
Emergency Health Services