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Lanark County Paramedic Service receives certification

by | Feb 21, 2020 | Local News | 0 comments

Lanark County Council accepted a report indicating a Certificate to Operate a Land Ambulance Service has been renewed for the period of Jan. 7, 2020 to Jan. 7, 2023.

Lanark County Paramedic Service Chief Ed McPherson reviewed the certification process at the corporate services committee of the whole meeting earlier this month.

The certificate must be renewed every three years and covers legislated standards such as advanced life support, communicable disease, basic life support, documentation, vehicle standards, patient care and transportation, and equipment. “In Ontario, the patient care standards legislated under the Ambulance Act are designed to ensure that the highest levels of safety are in place for every patient being treated and transported by paramedics,” Chief McPherson said.

The Lanark County Paramedic Service has operated since September 2000 and has successfully renewed the certificate since then. The review program is conducted by a special team from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which conducted an onsite audit on July 17 and 18, 2019.

“The review team leader commended the paramedic service on their preparation for the review and the level of service it provides to the citizens of Lanark County,” Chief McPherson said. “The findings of the audit demonstrate the Lanark County Paramedic Service provides an exemplary level of service to the citizens of Lanark County.”

For more information, contact Kurt Greaves, CAO, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1101.

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