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Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:54

AGM Meeting Minutes

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AGM Meeting Minutes

Please find below the latest AGM minutes available for download.

AGM_SAINT_JOHN_2011.pdf
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Bathurst_AGM_2012.pdf
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AGM_MONCTON_2013.pdf
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:48

Contact Us

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Contact Us

Paramedic Association of New Brunswick
298 Main Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 1C9

Phone (506) 459-2638
Toll Free 1-888-887-7262
Fax (506) 459-6728

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
0830hrs - 1630hrs
(Closed on holidays)

Executive Director/Registrar
Chris Hood
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Deputy Registrar/Office Manager
Vacant (temp)
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Administration Support
Irene Chiasson
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:54

Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Currently, our board is composed of 4 elected officers; elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. The 5th officer is the past president which is the immediate past president of the association and serves until a new past president moves into the position. There are 2 directors chosen by each chapter at their meeting no later than 30 days prior to the AGM. Additionally, 2 members of the board are appointed by the Minister of Health and are considered public appointees to ensure the public is represented at the board table.

Any member in good standing is eligible to run as either an elected officer or as a chapter representative. However, it is our strong recommendation that anyone interested in a position have governance training and have previously held a position on the board. Terms for both elected officers and chapter representatives are for a period of two years which can be extended if the person is re-elected at the end of their term. All members of the board are elected on a biannual basis to ensure continuity and forward momentum of the association at all times.

For more information regarding the board and elections please consult the PANB Bylaws.

 

Board of Directors

 

Elected Officers

President

Phil Comeau
Saint John, NB
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Term: October 2015-2017
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Vice-President
Derek Cassista
Grand Falls, NB
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Term: October 2014-2016
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Past President
Libby Maskos
Quispamsis, NB
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Term: Sits until a new president is elected
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Treasurer
Tim Stairs
Sussex, NB
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Term October 2015-2017
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Secretary
Cara Compton
Saint John, NB
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Term: October 2014-2016
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Chapter Representatives

Chapter 1

James Brown
Riverglade, NB,
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Term: October 2014-2016
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Kyle Enright
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Term: October 2015-2017
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Chapter 2

Gene Boles
Saint John, NB
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Term: October 2014-2016
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Sandra Sawtelle
Wilson's Beach, NB
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Term: October 2015-2017
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Chapter 3

Keith Porter
Riceville, NB
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Term: October 2014-2016
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Brian Taylor
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Term: October 2015-2017
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Chapter 4

Jeff McAskill
St-Andre, N-B
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Term: October 2014-2016
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Yves Gaudreau
Campbelton, N-B
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Term: October 2015-2017
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Public Appointees

Margaret Dukes
Moncton, NB
Phone: 1-888-887-7262
Appointment: May 2015 - May 2018
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:28

Self-Regulation

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The Paramedic Association of New Brunswick is responsible for the regulation of paramedecine practice within New Brunswick as per the Paramedic Act. Self-regulation ensures that paramedics measure the profession and the practioners as they are deemed to be the experts within the field. It would be detrimental to have persons other than paramedics police paramedic practice as they are unaware of all the components of safe, effective & ethical practice.

Each paramedic has a role to play within the self-regulation paradigm as they are responsible for maintaining their competency by ensuring they meet the continuing competency maintenance program objectives yearly as well as maintaining yearly licensure with PANB.

As a self-regulating profession, the government entrusts PANB in determining who may enter & practice paramedecine in an aim to protect the public from harm. PANB is also responsible for sanctioning a member's license and even revoking it if need be via the complaint, discipline and fitness to practice committees.

PANB must adhere to the Paramedic Act and Bylaws as well as it's policies to ensure self-regulation occurs within New Brunswick.

For more information regarding the Act and Bylaws, see the appropriate tab under About Us.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:27

Act, Bylaws, & Rules

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New Brunswick is one of a few provinces within Canada that has its own legislation regarding paramedic practice and such has its own act. The Paramedic Act received Royal Assent June 22, 2006 and forever changed how paramedicine would be viewed by the PANB. Given a new mandate, PANB made incredible advances for both its membership and the public and continues everyday to make strides towards the future.

The PANB is also guided by a set of Bylaws or rules as to how it does its business. This document speaks to the makeup of the Board of Directors, How the chapters are broken down, and other important information regarding the association.

Please feel free to review either document in its electronic version as they are posted for general viewing. We encourage all our members to keep abreast of changes to the bylaws as changes can affect their practice.

 

Paramedic Act

pdfBill-66.pdf

 

Bylaws 2014

pdfBylaws_2014.pdf

 

Rules

pdf PANB_Rules_July_21_2016.pdf

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:42

Strategic Framework

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Our Mandate

It's the duty of the PANB to comply with the Paramedic Act of New Brunswick, and such to protect the profession of paramedicine and the public whom it serves. 

Our Mission

To develop and promote the highest ethical, educational and clinical standards for all Paramedics.

Professional Standards

As Paramedics, we follow these practice standards:

Service to the Public

The paramedic uses a patient-focused approach to provide efficient/effective quality patient care in situations of illness, injury, or in the process of dying.

Professional Responsibility and Accountability

  • accountable to the public, the employer and the profession
  • responsible for ensuring that practice and conduct meets requirements of policies, standards, clinical practice guidelines and legislation relevant to the practice setting
  • primarily responsible for their capacity to practice

Ethics

The paramedic understands, promotes and upholds the ethical standards of the paramedic profession. These standards meet the public's needs and expectations with regard to how patient care will be rendered.

Continuing Competency

Each paramedic possesses and continually acquires psychomotor, cognitive and affective competencies relevant to the practice setting.

Performance

Each paramedic bases practice on paramedic science considering clinical evidence, expert opinion and personal experience.

CODE OF VALUES AND ETHICS

As Paramedics, we value:

Service
A paramedic strives to serve the patient, the community and the profession.

Honour
A paramedic strives to behave in a manner at all times that brings admiration, acknowledgement and respect to the profession.

Integrity
A paramedic accepts that being a member of the profession is an honour and a privilege and strives to adhere to the values and ethics of the profession at all times.

Courage
A paramedic accepts that the profession imposes an element of unavoidable personal risk and meets this challenge selflessly to the benefit of the patient, peers and the public.

Advocacy
A paramedic acts to ensure that the patient's personal and patient care needs are met, intervening with peers, colleagues and others when necessary.

Responsibility to Patient
A paramedic acts so that the patient's rights to decision-making, safety, dignity, privacy and confidentiality are maintained.

Accountability
A paramedic accepts primary responsibility for professional and personal actions that impact the patient, peers, colleagues, the public and the profession.

Leadership
A paramedic accepts the responsibility to take personal action to make changes to improve service to the public.

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