The Saskatchewan College of Paramedics is the licensing body for Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Primary Care Paramedics (PCP), Intermediate Care Paramedics (ICP), Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP), and Critical Care Paramedics (CCP) in the province of Saskatchewan.
In order to practice or volunteer as an EMR, PCP, ICP, ACP, or CCP in Saskatchewan, you must register with the College, also known as SCoP.
Pursuant to The Paramedics Act, it is the duty of the College to serve and protect the public.
To protect and serve the public interest through regulatory oversight of the paramedic profession.
Collaboratively building a profession that is a continually engaged partner, and fully utilized in a patient-centered health care system.
Why Self-Regulation is Important
Glen E. Randall BA, MA, MBA, PhD candidate, Founding Registrar of the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario has done a tremendous job to help us understand professional self regulation. Understanding Professional Self-Regulation (pdf) is a helpful article.
A very informative Saskatchewan perspective on professional self-regulation has been written by Robert Schultze, MBA, AAAS, AACI, CAE, President of the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers’ Association at the time. What Does It Mean To Be a Self-governing Regulated Profession? (pdf) was published by the Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration • Volume 4, Issue 3.