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Your VOICE in the health system

August 1, 2017

The Hon. Sarah Hoffman, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health
Government of Alberta
423 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2B6

Re: Professional Liability Insurance

Dear Minister Hoffman:

The Alberta Paramedic Association (the Association) is a non-profit volunteer organization. The directive of the Association is to establish a representative society to serve as a voice for Emergency Health Services Practitioners (Paramedics) within their professional practice.

With this in mind, we want to inform you that the Association has recently introduced professional liability insurance (PLI) as part of the services we provide. This benefit is included within the Association’s $75-dollar annual membership fee. To date, Paramedics have had limited choices when obtaining financially feasible insurance. With the introduction of this benefit into the system, Paramedics now have a choice in accessing high quality liability insurance.

The PLI offered through PROLINK Insurance Group Inc. meets and in some areas exceeds all insurance requirements set forth by the Alberta College of Paramedics.

As a representative organization, improvements that benefit Paramedics supports the mandate of the Association in enhancing knowledge, skills and health and wellness.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, or any other aspects of the Association, please contact me at dusty@albertaparamedics.ca or 780-904-3619.

Thank you for your time.

Dusty Myshrall, ACP, Flight Paramedic
President
Alberta Paramedic Association