Emergency Health Services and Community Paramedicine Legislation


Government is seeking input on the development of new Emergency Health Services and Community Paramedicine legislation to govern the Provincial Road Ambulance Program. 

It is anticipated 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.

Consultation with stakeholders is an important element of the process to ensure the legislation is effective and relevant. Province-wide consultations will begin on September 17, 2018. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador encourages all interested stakeholders to participate in the consultation process. There are two ways to participate:

In-Person Sessions

Presentation of the proposed legislation's details with an opportunity for participant feedback.  The sessions are scheduled for:

September 17, 2018St. John'sThe Capital Hotel2:00-4:00 pmClick here
September 18, 2018Corner BrookQuality Inn2:00-4:00 pmClick here
September 19, 2018Grand Falls-WindsorMount Peyton Hotel2:00-4:00 pmClick here
September 20, 2018GanderAlbatross Hotel2:00-4:00 pmClick here
September 21, 2018ClarenvilleClarenville Inn2:00-4:00 pmClick here
September 21, 2018Happy Valley-Goose BayNunacor2:00-4:00 pmClick here

To reserve a seat at any of the public consultations, please click on the links above.

Written Submissions

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution, you can download or view the discussion guide by clicking and either fill out a copy of the guide or prepare a letter/submission responding to the questions. 

The deadline for written submissions is Friday, September 28, 2018.

Written material can be sent by email to ehsconsultations@gov.nl.ca or mailed to:

EHS Legislation Consultation
Department of Health and Community Services
1st Floor, West Block
Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6

Consultation Materials

A copy of the discussion document can be viewed by clicking here.

A copy of the slide presentation for the above consultations can be viewed by clicking here.

The Fitch Report can be viewed by clicking here.

Contact Us

If you require any disability-related accommodations to participate in a session, or if you require documentation in alternate format, please contact Nadine Keith at 729-6212 or by email at ehsconsultations@gov.nl.ca.