The department in the Nova Scotia government responsible for provincial health care.
A division of the Department of Health that regulates the ground ambulance and air medical transport operations in Nova Scotia.
The air medical transport program in Nova Scotia, managed by EMC.
The program responsible for maintaining the registry of all medical first responders in Nova Scotia, managed by EMC.
The organization that creates ambulance service standards for North American medical transportation systems and provides accreditation to organizations that meet those standards.
The non-profit organization responsible for establishing worldwide emergency dispatch standards and providing accreditation to organizations that meet those standards.
The company responsible for establishing air medical transport program standards and providing accreditation to organizations that meet those standard.
The parent company of Medavie Health Services; registered in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.
The not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of health care systems in Canada and across the globe through the rigorous process of accreditation.
Through the promotion of AEDs and increasing CPR and AED awareness, the EHS AED Registry is committed to helping save lives in Nova Scotia and beyond. The core function of the registry is to help improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates by rapidly linking AEDs, AED responders and sudden cardiac arrest patients.
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Relationship to the Government
Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) has a close working relationship with the government of Nova Scotia. Emergency Health Services (EHS), a division of the Department of Health, regulates ground ambulance and air medical transport operations in the province. EMC has a long-term contract with EHS to manage these operations.
Our success is measured on our performance in three key areas: clinical care, response time reliability and financial efficiencies. All components of our system work together to ensure we track the data for these measurements and consistently meet or exceed our requirements.