Formerly, the Health Disciplines Act (HDA) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) regulation identified a practitioner’s scope of practice. With the transition to the Health Professions Act (HPA) and Paramedics Profession Regulation (PPR), restricted activities (under the Government Organization Act (GOA) are enabled by the HPA and are one aspect of a practitioner’s scope of practice. However, this does not represent a practitioner’s complete scope of practice. The PPR, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and continuing competence profile will collectively define a practitioner’s full scope.
Transition to the HPA and the PPR means a practitioner’s scope of practice will change over time as approved by the College. While the PPR enables the changes, the Standards of Practice will heavily restrict practice until appropriate education and evaluation are achieved at all levels.
Students and practitioners placed on the provisional register performing restricted activities will practice under the supervision of a regulated health professional that is competent and authorized to perform those restricted activities. Council approves any health professional prior to providing supervision.