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B.C. Reg. 471/74
O.C. 2305/74
Filed July 16, 1974
This consolidation is current to November 17, 2020.
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Emergency Health Services Act

Emergency Health Services Regulation

[Last amended April 1, 2020 by B.C. Reg. 58/2020]

Contents
1Who will pay cost of service?
2Fees for ambulance services
3Corporation may require contribution from others
4Repealed
5Licence fees
6Repealed
Schedule 1
Schedule 2

Who will pay cost of service?

1   Subject to section 2, the cost of providing ambulance service to residents in the Province of British Columbia is borne by the corporation and those persons providing ambulance service authorized by the corporation will be reimbursed by the corporation in a manner prescribed and approved by the corporation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 144/2013, Sch. 1, s. 1 (b).]

Fees for ambulance services

2   The fee for a service set out in Column 1 of Schedule 1 is set out to the right of that service in Column 2 of that Schedule.

[en. B.C. Reg. 191/2010, App. s. 2.]

Corporation may require contribution from others

3   This does not preclude the corporation from requiring contribution from insurers or other agencies that may have the responsibility at present for paying for ambulance service.

[am. B.C. Reg. 144/2013, Sch. 1, s. 1 (c).]

Repealed

4   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/2007, s. (a).]

Licence fees

5   (1) An applicant for a licence in a category listed in Column 1 of Schedule 2 must pay the licence fee shown opposite in Column 2, 3 or 4 of that Schedule, as applicable.

(2) An emergency medical assistant licensed in a category listed in Column 1 of Schedule 2 whose licence is renewed must pay the licence renewal fee shown opposite in Column 5 of that Schedule.

(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), a licence fee is not payable in respect of a licence issued or extended under section 6 or 7 of the Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation, B.C. Reg. 210/2010.

[en. B.C. Reg. 191/2010, App. s. 3.]

Repealed

6   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 145/2013, s. (b).]

Schedule 1

[en. B.C. Reg. 100/98; am. B.C. Regs. 288/2007, ss. (b) and (c); 217/2008; 191/2010, App. s. 4; 180/2019, App. 3; 58/2020.]

ItemColumn 1Column 2
1Except if item 2 applies, for the transportation of a "beneficiary" as defined in the Hospital Insurance Act$80 for each call
2For the transportation of an employee who requires an emergency health service if the employer is, under an enactment, obliged to supply emergency health services$848 for each ground call; $4 394 per hour for each call by helicopter; $11 per statute mile for each call by fixed wing aircraft
3Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 288/2007, s. (c).] 
4For transportation of a person in any circumstances other than those described in item 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 and other than the inter-hospital transfer of a beneficiary$848 for each ground call; $4 394 per hour for each call by helicopter; $11 per statute mile for each call by fixed wing aircraft
5With the exception of calls made by good Samaritans, if an ambulance is called to a residence or to a place of employment but transportation is not required or is refused$50 for each call
6For the hiring of an ambulance and its attendants to stand by at a location and be available in case a medical emergency occurs$205 per hour (minimum 3 hours) that the ambulance and attendants remain at the location and $2.82 per km travelled to and from the ambulance station
7For the hiring of emergency medical assistants without an ambulance present to stand by in case a medical emergency occurs$118 per hour (minimum 3 hours) plus the applicable rate if ambulance transportation is required
8For involuntary committals made under the Mental Health ActNo charge
9For the transportation of a person who, on the date of transport, is receiving
   (a) supplemental services under the Medicare Protection Act,
   (b) income assistance or hardship assistance under the Employment and Assistance Act, or
   (c) disability assistance or hardship assistance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act
No charge

Schedule 2

[en. B.C. Reg. 191/2010, App. s. 5.]

(section 5)

Licence Fees

1 The definitions set out in section 1 of the Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation, B.C. Reg. 210/2010, apply for the purposes of this Schedule.

2 The fees for the purposes of section 5 are as follows:

Column 1
Licence
Category
Column 2
Licence Fee
(if only written
examination is
required)
Column 3
Licence Fee
(if only practical
examination is
required)
Column 4
Licence Fee
(if both written and
practical examinations
are required)
Column 5
Licence
Renewal
Fee
EMR$ 50.00$ 400.00$ 450.00$ 50.00
PCP$ 50.00$ 400.00$ 450.00$ 50.00
ACP$ 50.00$ 500.00$ 550.00$ 50.00
CCPno feeno feeno fee$ 50.00
ITTno feeno feeno fee$ 50.00

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Emergency Health Services Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 182, s. 15.]