Sponsors: District of Hudson's Hope
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation | Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS Community Paramedicine is the practice that represents the intersection of health care, public health, and public safety to promote optimal quality of life; and
AND WHEREAS this Community Paramedicine model has the potential to prevent and reduce high cost medical treatment;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and the UBCM lobby the BC Government/BCEHS to research the Community Paramedicine Model of health care for use in all of rural and remote BC communities; and
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NCLGA and the UBCM lobby the BC Government and BCEHS that paramedics of the BC Ambulance Service be employed full time to deliver the paramedicine model of health to rural and remote BC communities.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution requesting the provincial government to research and implement the Community Paramedicine Model of health care in rural and remote BC communities.
However, UBCM would note that members have consistently endorsed resolutions seeking improvements and greater resourcing for health care in rural and remote communities (most recently 2013-B43, 2013-B44, 2013-B45, 2013-B46, 2013-B47, 2012-B38, 2012-B39, 2012-B91, 2012-B93, 2012-B103, 2011-B60, 2011-B61, 2010-B43, 2010-B44, 2010-B112, 2009-B148, 2008-B49, 2006-B48, 2006-B50, 2006-B154, 2006-B156 and 2005-B146).