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     Alberta Regulation 35/99

     Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act

     PREPAID CONTRACTING BUSINESS LICENSING
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 16, 1999

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:004/99) pursuant to
section 4(1) of the Licensing of Trades and Businesses Act.


1   The Prepaid Contracting Business Licensing Regulation (AR 314/82) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(3)(c) is amended by adding "construction or" before
"renovation".


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     Alberta Regulation 36/99

     Direct Sales Cancellation Act

     DIRECT SALES CANCELLATION (MINISTERIAL)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 16, 1999

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:014/99) pursuant to
section 13(a) of the Direct Sales Cancellation Act.


1   The Direct Sales Cancellation (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 198/96) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   The Schedule is repealed and the following is substituted:

     SCHEDULE

The following is to appear in each statement of cancellation rights:

     Buyer's Right to Cancel

You may cancel this contract from the day you enter the contract until 10
days after you receive a copy of the (contract/statement of cancellation
rights)*. You do not need a reason to cancel.

If you do not receive the goods or services within 30 days of the date
stated in the contract, you may cancel this contract within one year of the
contract date.  You lose that right if you accept delivery after the 30
days.  There are other grounds for extended cancellation.  For more
information, you may contact your provincial/territorial consumer affairs
office.

If you cancel this contract, the seller has 15 days to refund your money
and any trade-in, or the cash value of the trade-in.  You must then return
the goods.

To cancel, you must give notice of cancellation at the address (below/in
this contract)**.  You must give notice of cancellation by a method that
will allow you to prove that you gave notice, including registered mail,
fax or by personal delivery.

[ADDRESS FOR NOTICE - include name, business address, phone and, if
applicable, fax number if this statement of cancellation rights is a
document separate from the contract]***

*    use "contract" in the Province of Alberta
**   use "in this contract" in the Province of Alberta
***  not applicable in the Province of Alberta


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     Alberta Regulation 37/99

     Dairy Board Act

     MINIMUM MILK PRICE ORDER

     Filed:  February 16, 1999

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 12 of
the Dairy Board Act.


Minimum price
1   All Class 1 milk shall be purchased on a hectolitre basis and where
that milk has butterfat content of 3.60 kilograms per hectolitre the
minimum price for that Class 1 milk shall be $62.83 per hectolitre.


Repeal
2   The Minimum Milk Price Order (AR 86/98) is repealed.


Coming into force
3   This Order comes into force on February 15, 1999.


     Alberta Regulation 38/99

     Ambulance Services Act

     CONFIDENTIALITY REGULATION

     Filed:  February 17, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 64/99) pursuant to section
36 of the Ambulance Services Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Information private and confidential    2
Assessment of care  3
General exceptions  4
Exceptions for operators 5
Exceptions for Minister  6
Appeal Board   7
Disclosure order    8
Repeal    9
Expiry    10
Coming into force   11


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Ambulance Services Act;

     (b)  "information" means information that is obtained in providing
ambulance services by an operator or a person employed or engaged by an
operator;

     (c)  "legal representative" means

               (i)  an executor or administrator of the estate of a
deceased person,

               (ii) the guardian or trustee of a dependent adult under
the Dependent Adults Act, 

               (iii)     the guardian of a minor, or

               (iv) an agent as defined in the Personal Directives Act
under a personal directive during any time that the maker of the personal
directive lacks capacity.


Information private and confidential
2   Every operator and every person employed or engaged by an operator

     (a)  must treat information respecting a patient as private and
confidential, and

     (b)  may use or disclose information respecting a patient only in
accordance with the Act or this Regulation.


Assessment of care
3(1)  For the purposes of assessing the standards of prehospital care given
to patients, improving prehospital care procedures, compiling prehospital
care statistics, conducting prehospital care research, enforcing the
Crown's right of recovery under Part 5 of the Hospitals Act or for any
other purpose considered by the Minister to be in the public interest, the
Minister or a person authorized by the Minister may require an operator to
send to the Minister or person authorized by the Minister the following:

     (a)  prehospital care and other records relating to a patient or
extracts from or copies of those records;

     (b)  any other information in the custody or control of an operator
relating to a patient.

(2)  The Minister and every person employed or engaged by the Department of
Health who receives information respecting a patient under subsection (1)

     (a)  must treat the information as private and confidential, 

     (b)  may use the information only for the purposes in subsection
(1), and 

     (c)  may disclose the information only in accordance with this
Regulation or the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

(3)  The Minister or a person employed or engaged by the Department of
Health who is authorized by the Minister may disclose information
respecting a patient for the purposes of enforcing the Crown's right of
recovery under Part 5 of the Hospitals Act.


General exceptions
4   An operator, a person employed or engaged by an operator, the Minister
or a person employed or engaged by the Department of Health who is
authorized by the Minister may

     (a)  disclose information respecting a patient to the patient or the
patient's legal representative;

     (b)  disclose information respecting a patient to any person with
the written consent of the patient or the patient's legal representative;

     (c)  disclose information relating to the patient to any person
without the written consent of the patient if 

               (i)  the patient is not able to consent and does not
have a legal representative, and

               (ii) in the opinion of the person making the disclosure,
it is in the best interests of the patient to disclose the information;

     (d)  disclose to the Director of Medical Services appointed under
the Occupational Health and Safety Act, when requested to do so in writing
by the Director of Medical Services, information relating to an accident
that occurred in respect of the patient's occupation or one or more of the
patient's former occupations without the written consent of the patient;

     (e)  disclose to The Workers' Compensation Board, when requested to
do so in writing by The Workers' Compensation Board, information relating
to the patient that is required to establish responsibility for payment by
the Board without the written consent of the patient.


Exceptions for operators
5   An operator or a person employed or engaged by an operator may disclose
information respecting a patient

     (a)  when the patient is taken to a facility, to a person who is
authorized by the facility to receive information relating to patients;

     (b)  if the information is required to be disclosed in the course of
the administration of the Act;

     (c)  on the order of a court;

     (d)  to a medical examiner who is inquiring under the Fatality
Inquiries Act into the death of a person who was attended to by an
ambulance attendant;

     (e)  to a medical officer of health under the Public Health Act;

     (f)  to the council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the
Province of Alberta or an investigating committee under the Medical
Profession Act or the Professional Conduct Committee or the Appeals
Committee under the Nursing Profession Act if

               (i)  an officer of the College or the Alberta
Association of Registered Nurses, as the case may be, makes a written
request for the information and the disclosure is consented to by the
patient or the patient's legal representative, or

               (ii) the disclosure is made in compliance with a notice
under section 49 of the Medical Profession Act or section 72 of the Nursing
Profession Act to attend as a witness or produce documents;

     (g)  if the disclosure is made in compliance with a notice under
section 18 of the Health Disciplines Act issued in the course of a
proceeding respecting the conduct of a person who is registered under that
Act;

     (h)  if required by law to do so.


Exceptions for Minister
6(1)  The Minister may disclose information received under section 3

     (a)  in statistical form if the identity of the persons to whom the
information relates is not revealed or made identifiable,

     (b)  to a person conducting research or a review, if the disclosure
is made in a manner that ensures the confidentiality of the information,

     (c)  to a person who is authorized to receive it under an agreement
with the Minister, or

     (d)  for the purpose of administering the programs funded by the
Minister.

(2)  A person who receives information under subsection (1)(c) may use the
information only for the purpose for which it was provided under the
agreement.

(3)  Every person who receives information under subsection (1)(d) must
treat the information as private and confidential.


Appeal Board
7   The Appeal Board is entitled, for the purposes of performing its duties
and exercising its powers under the Act, to inspect and make copies of any
information in the possession of or under the control of an operator, the
Registrar or the Minister and to admit a copy of the information in
evidence at an appeal under the Act, but all proceedings related to the
information must be held in private.


Disclosure order
8(1)  If an operator, a person employed or engaged by an operator, the
Minister or a person employed or engaged by the Department of Health who
has information respecting a patient refuses to disclose the information
under section 2 or 3 to the patient or to the patient's legal
representative, the patient or legal representative may apply to a court
for an order directing the person who has the information to release it or
a copy of it to the patient or legal representative. 

(2)  An application under subsection (1) must be made

     (a)  on motion in the course of any action or proceeding to which
the patient or the patient's legal representative is a party to a judge of
the court in which the action or proceeding is taken, or

     (b)  by way of originating notice to the Court of Queen's Bench in
any other case.

(3)  An application under subsection (1) must be heard in private and on
the hearing of the motion the onus of showing why the order should not be
made for the release of the records or information, or a copy of them, is
on the respondent to the motion.


Repeal
9   The Confidentiality Regulation (AR 372/93) is repealed.


Expiry
10   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on March 1, 2004.


Coming into force
11   This Regulation comes into force on March 1, 1999.


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     Alberta Regulation 39/99

     Health Insurance Premiums Act

     HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 17, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 65/99) pursuant to section
2 of the Health Insurance Premiums Act.


1   The Health Insurance Premiums Regulation (AR 217/81) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by striking out "section 3 or 12" and substituting
"section 3, 8.2 or 12".


3   Section 8.2(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     8.2(1)  Subject to section 4 of the Act, the annual premiums payable
for basic health services and insured hospital services by registrants who
are seniors are the following:

               (a)  the premium payable by a single senior whose income
for calculating benefits is $18 106 or more but less than $20 825 is the
senior's income for calculating benefits less $18 105, times 15%;

               (b)  the premium payable by a senior couple whose income
for calculating benefits is $27 211 or more but less than $32 650 is the
couple's income for calculating benefits less $27 210, times 15%. 

     (1.1)  A single senior whose income for calculating benefits is less
than $18 106 but who does not qualify for a cash benefit pursuant to
section 3 of the Schedule to the General Regulation (AR 213/94) under the
Seniors Benefit Act is not liable for the payment of premiums.

     (1.2)  A senior couple whose income for calculating benefits is less
than $27 211 but who does not qualify for a cash benefit pursuant to
section 3 of the Schedule to the General Regulation (AR 213/94) under the
Seniors Benefit Act is not liable for the payment of premiums.

     (1.3)  Subsection (1) is effective on the first day of the month in
which the senior reaches 65 years of age.


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     Alberta Regulation 40/99

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 17, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 66/99) pursuant to section
16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 398/94)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 6 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  The Minister of Justice and Attorney General is designated as
the Minister responsible for the Alberta Evidence Act, except for section
9.

     (4)  The Minister of Health is designated as the Minister responsible
for section 9 of the Alberta Evidence Act.


3   The Justice Administrative Transfer Order (AR 13/93) is amended by
repealing section 1(1)(d).


     Alberta Regulation 41/99

     Electric Utilities Act

     TRANSMISSION ADMINISTRATOR CLARIFICATION DEFICIENCY
     CORRECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  February 17, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 74/99) pursuant to section
72 of the Electric Utilities Act.


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Electric Utilities Act.


Section 26 of the Act
2(1)  Section 26(a) of the Act is to be interpreted as if it read as
follows:

     (a)  make prudent financial arrangements so that adequate
transmission facilities are available to enable the Transmission
Administrator to provide system access service and shall ensure that those
financial arrangements are carried out,

(2)  Section 26(d) of the Act is to be interpreted as if it read as
follows:

     (d)  set reasonable standards and requirements for system support
services and make prudent financial arrangements so that system support
services are available and shall ensure that those financial arrangements
are carried out,

(3)  Section 26(a) and (d) are not to be interpreted as requiring the
Transmission Administrator to satisfy or perform the obligations of any
person with whom the Transmission Administrator has entered  into a
financial arrangement described in those clauses.


Section 58 of the Act
3(1)  In section 58(1)(a) and (b) of the Act, "service" means, in respect
of the Transmission Administrator,

     (a)  the providing and maintaining of system access service pursuant
to sections 23 and 24 of the Act, and

     (b)  the carrying out of the duties described in sections 26 and 27
of the Act.

(2)  The Transmission Administrator's duties under section 58(1) of the Act
are met if the Transmission Administrator arranges for those duties to be
carried out.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply where the Transmission Administrator
uses a generating unit or a transmission facility that is owned or leased
by it to carry out its duties under section 58(1) of the Act.


Expiry
4   This Regulation is made under section 72(1) of the Act and is repealed
in accordance with section 72(2) of the Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 42/99

     Mines and Minerals Act

     NATURAL GAS ROYALTY REGULATION, 1994
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 17, 1999

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 75/99) pursuant to
sections 5 and 37 of the Mines and Minerals Act.


1   The Natural Gas Royalty Regulation, 1994 (AR 351/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended by adding the following after subsection (7):

     (7.1)  Unless otherwise directed by the Minister, any return, report,
statement or other document required or permitted to be furnished or
submitted under this Regulation, must

               (a)  contain all the information called for by the
prescribed form, if any, for the return, report, statement or other
document, and

               (b)  be completed in accordance with any general
directions given by the Minister or any instructions shown in the
prescribed form if any, for the return, report, statement or other
document.

     (7.2)  The Minister may refuse to accept a return, report, statement
or other document that does not meet the requirements of subsection (7.1),
and in that case the return, report, statement or document shall, for the
purposes of this Regulation, be considered not to have been furnished or
submitted.


3   Section 15(6) is amended

     (a)  in clause (e) by striking out "or (2)(a) or (b)" and by
striking out "or reports" wherever it occurs;

     (b)  by repealing clause (f).


4   Section 17(11) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (11)  A royalty client may reallocate all or part of the allowable
capital costs allocated to it to one or more other royalty clients, but in
that event must furnish to the Minister a report respecting that
reallocation on or before May 15 following the year to which the
reallocation relates.


5   Section 24 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsections (2) and (3) and substituting the
following:

     (2)  A person who is required to furnish a report to the Minister
under section 17(8)(a) or (10) or under section 4(1) or (2) of Schedule 3
and fails to do so by the respective deadline prescribed in this Regulation
is liable to pay a penalty of $100 for each month or part of a month during
which the failure continues.

     (2.1)  A person who is required to furnish a report to the Minister
under section 23(2) or under section 7(5) of Schedule 1 and fails to do so
by the respective deadline prescribed in this Regulation is liable to pay a
penalty of $1000 for each month or part of a month during which the failure
continues.

     (3)   A person who is required to furnish a report to the Minister
under section 17(8)(b) and fails to do so by the deadline prescribed in
this Regulation is liable to pay

               (a)  in the case of a report for which the deadline
occurs on or after January 1, 1999 a penalty of $1000, and an additional
penalty of $1000 upon the passing of each subsequent annual anniversary of
the deadline without the report being furnished, or

               (b)  in the case of a report for which the deadline
occurs before January 1, 1999 a penalty of $1000 upon the passing of each
annual anniversary of the deadline after 1998 without the report being
furnished.

     (3.1)  A person who is required to furnish a report to the Minister
under section 6(7) of Schedule 1 or under section 4(4) of Schedule 3 and
fails to do so by the respective deadline prescribed in this Regulation is
liable to pay

               (a)  in the case of a report for which the deadline
occurs on or after January 1, 1999 a penalty of $1000, or

               (b)  in the case of a report for which the deadline
occurs before January 1, 1999 a penalty of $1000 upon the passing of the
next annual anniversary of the deadline that occurs after that date without
the report being furnished.

     (b)  by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

     (4)  The Minister may waive, in whole or part, a penalty imposed
under this section, other than a penalty imposed under subsection (5) or
(6), on being satisfied that it is appropriate to do so in the
circumstances.


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     Alberta Regulation 43/99

     Social Work Profession Act

     EXEMPTION REGULATION

     Filed:  February 18, 1999

Made by the Minister of Family and Social Services (M.O. 1/99) pursuant to
section 9.2 of the Social Work Profession Act.


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "child and family services" means child and family
services as defined in the Child and Family Services Authorities Act. 


Exempt categories
2   The following categories of individuals are exempt from the operation
of section 9.1 of the Social Work Profession Act:

     (a)  individuals employed by the Department of Family and Social
Services who provide services other than child and family services; 

     (b)  individuals employed by a First Nations agency who provide

               (i)  child and family services on a reserve; 

               (ii) services under the Social Development Act.


Expiry
3   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on November 30, 2003.


     Alberta Regulation 44/99

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA CHICKEN PRODUCERS MARKETING
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 23, 1999

Made by the Alberta Chicken Producers pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Chicken Producers Marketing Regulation (AR 227/96) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 2 is amended in section 3(3)

     (a)  by adding "or has held" after "If a successful bidder holds";

     (b)  by adding "or that has been held" after "authorized quota
held".


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     Alberta Regulation 45/99

     Ambulance Services Act

     STAFF, VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1999

Made by the Minister of Health (M.O. 8/99) pursuant to section 36 of the
Ambulance Services Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Registered nurse equivalents  2
Higher qualifications permitted    3
Emergency medical responder level  4
Basic life support level 5
Advanced life support level   6
Levels of ambulance services  7
Requirements for ambulance attendants   8
Additional equipment     9
Patient care report      10
Patient information 11
Patient transportation   12
Standards for attendants 13
Ambulances, equipment and supplies 14
Vehicle and equipment standards    15
Smoking in an ambulance  16
Disposal of medical waste     17
Notifiable diseases 18
Personal property   19
Repeal    20
Expiry    21
Coming into force   22

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Ambulance Services Act;

     (b)  "approved facility" means

               (i)  an approved hospital as defined in the Hospitals
Act,

               (ii) a nursing home as defined in the Nursing Homes Act,
or

               (iii)     any other facility approved by the Minister;

     (c)  "Emergency Medical Responder" means a person registered as an
Emergency Medical Responder under the Health Disciplines Act;

     (d)  "Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance" means a person
registered as an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance under the Health
Disciplines Act;

     (e)  "Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic" means a person
registered as an Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic under the Health
Disciplines Act;

     (f)  "licence" means a licence to provide ambulance services under
the Licensing Regulation;

     (g)  "registered nurse" means a registered nurse as defined in the
Nursing Profession Act;

     (h)  "registered nurse equivalent" means a registered nurse
equivalent (EMR), a registered nurse equivalent (EMT-A) and a registered
nurse equivalent (EMT-P) described in section 2;

     (i)  "Standards of Ambulance Equipment and Supplies" means the
Standards of Ambulance Equipment and Supplies approved by the Minister and
published by the Department of Health.


Registered nurse equivalents
2(1)  In this section, "standards of competencies" means the standards of
competencies for an Emergency Medical Responder, an Emergency Medical
Technician-Ambulance and an Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic as
determined by the Alberta Prehospital Professions Association.

(2)  A person is a "registered nurse equivalent (EMR)", "registered nurse
equivalent (EMT-A)" or "registered nurse equivalent (EMT-P)" if the person
is a registered nurse who is determined by the Alberta Prehospital
Professions Association and the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses to
have met the relevant standards of competencies.


Higher qualifications permitted
3(1)  Where this Regulation requires or permits the use of an ambulance
attendant who is an Emergency Medical Responder or registered nurse
equivalent (EMR), the requirement is also met if an Emergency Medical
Technician-Ambulance or a registered nurse equivalent (EMT-A) or an
Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic or a registered nurse equivalent
(EMT-P) is used.

(2)  Where this Regulation requires the use of an ambulance attendant who
is an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance or registered nurse equivalent
(EMT-A), the requirement is also met if an Emergency Medical
Technologist-Paramedic or a registered nurse equivalent (EMT-P) is used.


Emergency medical responder level
4   An ambulance meets the requirements necessary to provide ambulance
services at the emergency medical responder level if

     (a)  it is staffed with at least 2 ambulance attendants who are
Emergency Medical Responders or registered nurse equivalents (EMR), and

     (b)  it is equipped with the equipment and supplies specified for
that level in the Standards of Ambulance Equipment and Supplies.


Basic life support level
5   An ambulance meets the requirements necessary to provide ambulance
services at the basic life support level if

     (a)  it is staffed with at least 2 ambulance attendants, one of whom
is an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance or registered nurse equivalent
(EMT-A), and one of whom is an Emergency Medical Responder or registered
nurse equivalent (EMR), and

     (b)  it is equipped with the equipment and supplies specified for
that level in the Standards of Ambulance Equipment and Supplies.


Advanced life support level
6   An ambulance meets the requirements necessary to provide ambulance
services at the advanced life support level if

     (a)  it is staffed with at least 2 ambulance attendants, one of whom
is an Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic or registered nurse
equivalent (EMT-P), and one of whom is an Emergency Medical
Technician-Ambulance or registered nurse equivalent (EMT-A), and

     (b)  it is equipped with the equipment and supplies specified for
that level in the Standards of Ambulance Equipment and Supplies.


Levels of ambulance services
7   An operator must ensure that an ambulance used by the operator to
provide a level of ambulance services meets the requirements of this
Regulation for that level of ambulance services.


Requirements for ambulance attendants
8(1)  No operator may employ or engage a person as an ambulance attendant
unless that person is registered under the Emergency Medical Technicians
Regulation (AR 48/93) or is a registered nurse equivalent.

(2)  An operator must ensure that a registered nurse equivalent operates
under medical control as defined in the Emergency Medical Technicians
Regulation (AR 48/93).


Additional equipment
9   No operator may permit equipment that is additional to the equipment
required  for the level of ambulance services specified in the operator's
licence to be carried in the operator's ambulances unless the additional
equipment is approved by the Registrar.


Patient care report
10(1)  An operator must ensure that

     (a)  an ambulance attendant who attends a patient completes a
patient care report in the form prescribed by the Minister immediately
after the transportation of the patient,

     (b)  if the patient is transported to an approved facility, one copy
of the patient care report is given for inclusion in the patient's medical
chart to a person at that facility who has the authority to receive patient
information,

     (c)  if the patient is transported to the patient's home or a place
other than an approved facility, the copy of the patient care report
intended for the facility is retained in the records of the operator, and

     (d)  one copy of the patient care report is forwarded to the
Department of Health at a place and within the time specified by the
Minister.

(2)  An operator must store patient care reports securely.

(3)  An operator must retain a copy of a patient care report for a period
of 10 years from the date the patient was transported.

(4)  Despite subsection (3), the contents of a patient care report may be
microfilmed or electronically stored, and the original report may be
destroyed not less than one year after the patient is transported.


Patient information
11   When an ambulance is used to transfer a patient from one approved
facility to another, the sending facility must provide the ambulance
attendant with

     (a)  the patient's identity,

     (b)  a summary of the patient's medical history prior to the
transfer, including information that is relevant to complications that may
arise during the transfer,

     (c)  any orders by the attending physician for treatment of the
patient during transportation,

     (d)  the reason for the transfer, and

     (e)  the name of the receiving physician, the receiving facility and
confirmation that the receiving facility has been notified.


Patient transportation
12(1)  A patient must be transported in the patient compartment of the
ambulance.

(2)  A patient must be secured with a safety device appropriate to the
patient's condition.


Standards for attendants
13(1)  At least one ambulance attendant must be present in the patient
compartment of the ambulance with the patient when the patient is being
transported, unless a physician or a registered nurse is present with the
patient during that time.

(2)  A person who drives an ambulance must hold a Class 1, 2 or 4
operator's licence under the Motor Vehicle Administration Order (AR 25/76).


Ambulances, equipment and supplies
14(1)  An operator must ensure that each ambulance and all equipment and
supplies used or to be used by the operator in providing ambulance services
are maintained in a clean, sanitary condition, in good repair, in proper
working order and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and
standards.

(2)  An operator must ensure that equipment, supplies and medication used
in providing ambulance services are handled as follows:

     (a)  all sterile equipment and supplies, whether disposable or
reusable, are kept in sealed packaging;

     (b)  all sterile reusable equipment that has been used in the
provision of care to a patient is removed from the ambulance, cleaned and
re-sterilized before being used again;

     (c)  all equipment, supplies and medications that have a specified
shelf life are, on or before the expiry date, removed from the ambulance
and

               (i)  disposed of in accordance with any waste management
guidelines and standards prescribed by the Minister, or

               (ii) in the case of sterile reusable equipment, cleaned,
re-sterilized and repackaged.


Vehicle and equipment standards
15(1)  An operator must ensure that all ambulances used to provide
ambulance services meet the standards specified in the Schedule.

(2)  Despite subsection (1), sections 5, 16 and 19(d)(i) of the Schedule do
not apply to

     (a)  an ambulance that received its unit number from the Registrar
before March 1, 1999,

     (b)  an ambulance that was manufactured before March 1, 1999, or

     (c)  an ambulance that was used to provide ambulance services
outside Alberta before March 1, 1999, that is brought into Alberta on or
after March 1, 1999 and that is approved by the Registrar.


Smoking in an ambulance
16   No person may smoke in an ambulance at any time.


Disposal of medical waste
17   An operator must ensure that all biomedical waste, including sharps
containers, is disposed of in accordance with any waste management
guidelines and standards governing the disposal of biomedical waste that
are prescribed by the Minister.


Notifiable diseases
18   If a patient who is known to have or who is suspected of having a
notifiable disease under the Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85)
is transported in an ambulance, the operator must ensure that

     (a)  notification is made to the local medical officer of health in
accordance with the Public Health Act and the Communicable Diseases
Regulation (AR 238/85),

     (b)  if any body fluids of the patient have contaminated the
ambulance, the ambulance is decontaminated in accordance with the methods
under the Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85) and any directions
of the local medical officer of health, and

     (c)  if the pathogen is airborne, the patient is provided with a
mask.


Personal property
19(1)  If, in the course of providing ambulance services, an operator or
ambulance attendant accepts property of the patient for safekeeping, the
operator or ambulance attendant must take reasonable care to ensure its
safekeeping.

(2)  An ambulance attendant must

     (a)  immediately at the end of an ambulance trip, search the
ambulance for any property lost or left by any passenger, and

     (b)  deliver any property found

               (i)  to the patient or passenger who lost or left the
property,

               (ii) to the nearest police station or to the approved
facility to which the patient or passenger was taken, or

               (iii)     to a medical examiner or the medical examiner's
representative if the patient died in the ambulance and the death requires
notification under the Fatality Inquiries Act.


Repeal
20   The Staff, Vehicle and Equipment Regulation (AR 4/94) is repealed.


Expiry
21   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on March 1, 2004.


Coming into force
22   This Regulation comes into force on March 1, 1999.


     SCHEDULE

     MINIMUM VEHICLE STANDARDS FOR AMBULANCES

1   In this Schedule,

     (a)  "AMD Standard 00-" means those standards for testing the
construction and safety of ambulances that are published from time to time
by the Ambulance Manufacturers Division of the National Truck Equipment
Association;

     (b)  "primary response unit" means the ambulance that a licensed
operator intends to use first in response to an emergency or non-emergency;

     (c)  "secondary response unit" means an ambulance used by a licensed
operator that is available to respond to a request for assistance if all of
the operator's primary response units are deployed.

2   The patient compartment of an ambulance must have the following:

     (a)  not less than 127 cm between the finished floor and the
ceiling;

     (b)  not less than 300 cm between the bulkhead partition immediately
behind the driver's seat and the inside of the rear doors;

     (c)  seating for at least one attendant, with at least one
rear-facing seat located immediately in front of the forward edge of the
main cot;

     (d)  not less than 68 cm between the backrest of the rear-facing
attendant's seat and the forward edge of the main cot;

     (e)  not less than 25 cm between the rear edge of the main cot and
the inside of the rear doors;

     (f)  a clear aisle of not less than 25 cm in width between the main
cot and the squad bench;

     (g)  space and facilities for the placing, securing and transporting
of 2 patients in a recumbent position;

     (h)  readily accessible space for the storing and securing of
equipment and supplies appropriate to the required level of service;

     (i)  interior surfaces that are in good repair, easily cleaned and
sanitized and free of sharp edges and projections;

     (j)  no fewer than 4 fluorescent, fibre optic or dual-intensity
incandescent ceiling lights controlled by 2 separate electrical circuits.

3   The exterior of an ambulance must have the following:

     (a)  flashing or rotating emergency warning lights that are visible
from all directions, including

               (i)  a forward-facing lightbar or strobe heads mounted
not less than 180 cm above the ground, wired to a separate, dedicated
electrical circuit and displaying not fewer than 2 red beams,

               (ii) 2 identical, red warning lights mounted on the
front plane of the vehicle, below the lower edge of the windshield, not
less than 75 cm above the ground and not less than 45 cm apart when
measured at the centre line of each lamp,

               (iii)     one or more side-facing, red warning lights mounted
on the left and right sides of the vehicle not less than 180 cm above the
ground,

               (iv) not fewer than 2 identical, red warning lights
mounted on the rear plane of the vehicle, not less than 180 cm above the
ground and so that no fewer than 2 beams are fully visible directly behind
the vehicle when the rear doors are open, and

               (v)  one or more red warning lights mounted as near as
is practical to the front edge of each of the left and right front fenders
to serve as intersection warning devices;

     (b)  one or more floodlights mounted on the rear plane of the
vehicle not less than 180 cm above the ground and designed so as to
illuminate the area at the rear of the vehicle in an unobstructed manner
when the rear doors are open;

     (c)  one or more floodlights mounted on each side of the vehicle not
less than 180 cm above the ground, designed to adequately light the general
area on each side of the vehicle and controllable individually from the
driver's switch console;

     (d)  the word "AMBULANCE" in reverse placed on the front of the
vehicle in legible, capitalized, reflective, blue letters that are at least
10 cm in height and have a minimum stroke width of 1.5 cm;

     (e)  the word "AMBULANCE" placed on the rear of the vehicle in
legible, capitalized, reflective, blue letters that are at least 15 cm in
height and have a minimum stroke width of 2.5 cm;

     (f)  a blue, reflective "Star of Life" symbol with a diameter of at
least 30 cm placed on each side of the vehicle;

     (g)  an ambulance unit number, as assigned by the Registrar, placed
on the upper rear corners of each side and on the rear of the vehicle in
legible, blue figures that are at least 10 cm in height and have a minimum
stroke width of 1.35 cm.

4   The windows on the rear doors of an ambulance must allow at least 80%
light transmission when the rear doors are open and the emergency warning
lights on the back of the ambulance show through the windows.

5(1)  In this section, "H-V axis" in respect of a light means the
horizontal-vertical axis at the centre of the light.

(2)  The flashing or rotating emergency warning lights on the exterior of
an ambulance must

     (a)  flash on and off at a rate of 75-80 times per minute;

     (b)  have an illuminated viewing area of not less than 129 cm2;

     (c)  project a beam spread of at least 5 degrees up and down and at
least 45 degrees left and right of the H-V axis of the light;

     (d)  during daytime operation, produce at least

               (i)  1200 candela at the H-V axis, and

               (ii) 75 candela at all points 5 degrees up and down and
45 degrees left and right of the H-V axis;

     (e)  during nighttime operation, produce at least 30% of the
intensities specified in clause (d);

     (f)  have been tested by the manufacturer of the lights to determine
effective intensities in accordance with the Illumination Engineering
Society's Guide for Calculating the Effective Intensity of Flashing Lights,
and the manufacturer's test documentation for the applicable lights must be
available to the Registrar on request.

6   The driver's cab of an ambulance must have the following:

     (a)  a central switch console that

               (i)  is positioned not more than 30 mm above the upper
edge of the dashboard,

               (ii) contains control switches for all emergency warning
and accessory devices, and

               (iii)     is readily accessible to the driver and is operable
by the driver when seated in the driving position;

     (b)  controls for an audio warning device that

               (i)  is capable of automatically producing continuous
multiple tones at rates of between 10 and 250 cycles per minute and within
a frequency range of 500 to 2000 Hz, and

               (ii) is capable of powering one or more, forward-facing,
100-watt siren speakers to provide a minimum output level of 123 dBA at 3
m;

     (c)  one or more flashing warning lights that are activated whenever
a door to the patient compartment or an exterior storage compartment is
open.

7   The low voltage electrical system of an ambulance must have

     (a)  2 or more 12-volt batteries that are wired to provide starting
motor circuitry in a manner approved by the chassis manufacturer,

     (b)  a battery disconnect device, a labelled "Battery Disconnect"
switch and an indicator light, clearly visible to the driver, to indicate
that the batteries are on,

     (c)  a generating system that has a cold, high speed rating of not
less than 165 amperes and an operational rating of not less than 135
amperes at 14 volts with an underhood temperature of 93øC, and

     (d)  been tested by the final stage manufacturer in accordance with
"AMD Standard 005, Ambulance 12-volt DC Electrical Systems Test" to
determine the generating system reserve when under full electrical load.

8   A tag must be permanently attached to the vehicle in an easily
accessible location by the final stage manufacturer certifying that the
electrical system has been tested in accordance with section 7(d) and that
the total electrical load of all electrical components does not exceed the
ambulance's generating capacity.

9   In addition to the requirements of section 7, the electrical system of
an ambulance may include a battery isolator and a switching device to
select the batteries, either simultaneously or independently, if power for
the ambulance conversion is routed directly from the generating system,
through the isolator, to the load.

10   The ambulance conversion and accessory electrical equipment wiring
must be

     (a)  served by circuits distinct from the vehicle chassis circuits
and protected by circuit breakers,

     (b)  permanently colour coded and numbered or marked along its
length with easily read letters or numbers to identify function,

     (c)  located in accessible, enclosed and protected locations,

     (d)  routed in conduit or high temperature looms rated at 149øC, and

     (e)  protected by grommets where it passes through apertures on the
body.

11   An ambulance must not be operated in any situation if the
manufacturer's ratings for gross axle weight or gross vehicle weight are
exceeded.

12   All modular ambulance bodies and altered (raised roof) van ambulances
must be certified by the final stage manufacturer as meeting "AMD Standard
001, Static Load for Ambulance Body Structure Test", and test documentation
for the applicable structure must be available to the Registrar on request.

13   Doors to the patient compartment of an ambulance must be

     (a)  located on the right side and at the rear,

     (b)  equipped with handles so that they may be opened from either
the interior or exterior of the vehicle,

     (c)  designed to allow stretcher patients to be easily loaded and
unloaded through the rear doors, and

     (d)  designed and placed in such a manner that patients on a primary
wheeled cot or a secondary stretcher may be unloaded through the right side
door in the event that the rear doors are inoperable.

14   Patient compartment doors on modular ambulances must have latching
mechanisms that are installed and certified by the final stage manufacturer
as meeting "AMD Standard 002, Body Door Retention Components Test", and
test documentation for the installation must be available to the Registrar
on request.

15   The primary cot must be secured in the ambulance by a crash stable cot
fastener assembly that is installed and certified by the final stage
manufacturer as meeting "AMD Standard 004, Litter Retention System Test",
and test documentation for the installation must be available to the
Registrar on request.

16(1)   The patient compartment must have an occupant restraint net that
prevents an occupant of any side-facing seat on the curbside of the
passenger compartment from striking the bulkhead during the rapid
deceleration of the ambulance.

(2)  The restraint net must be

     (a)  positioned between the bulkhead of the passenger compartment
and any side-facing seat on the curbside of the patient compartment,

     (b)  located no more than 10 cm from,

               (i)  if the side-facing seat is a bench seat, the part
of the forward edge of the base of the seat that is closest to the
bulkhead, and

               (ii) if the side-facing seat is a captain's chair, the
part of the seat's cushion that is closest to the bulkhead,

     (c)  attached to at least 2 points, not less than 40 cm apart, on or
near the ceiling and 2 points, not less than 30 cm apart, on or near the
floor using low-profile, quick-release fasteners that allow the net to be
easily removed,

     (d)  not less than 50 cm wide,

     (e)  constructed of cargo webbing that can be easily cleaned or an
equivalent material that can be easily cleaned, and

     (f)  designed, constructed, installed and tested to withstand a load
of not less than 13 300 Newtons.

17   All cabinets in the patient compartment of an ambulance must be
securely bolted or welded to metal tapping plates or framing members that
are welded to the body of the ambulance.

18   The patient compartment of an ambulance must be equipped with an
environmental control system that

     (a)  consists of heating, ventilation and air conditioning
components and is capable of maintaining the interior temperature at 20øC
when operated at outdoor temperatures between -35øC and +35øC,

     (b)  has controls that are easily accessible to the attendant, and

     (c)  is independent of the driver's cab environment system.

19   An ambulance must be equipped with the following:

     (a)  an alarm that sounds when the vehicle is in reverse gear, but
the alarm may be overridden by means of a switch on the driver's switch
console;

     (b)  a seat belt for each seating position in the vehicle;

     (c)  "NO SMOKING - OXYGEN EQUIPPED" signs conspicuously displayed in
the driver's cab and patient compartment;

     (d)  a piped medical oxygen system installed in the patient
compartment consisting of

               (i)  a medical oxygen cylinder of not less than a
2000-litre capacity that is secured into a retaining device that has been
designed, constructed, secured in a manner and tested to show that it meets
the requirements of "AMD Standard 003, Oxygen Tank Retention System Test",

               (ii) a pressure-reducing regulator complete with a
contents gauge and preset to 344.5 kilopascals,

               (iii)     non-ferrous piping or low pressure electrically
conductive hose that is approved for medical oxygen,

               (iv) not fewer than 2 self-sealing wall outlets, and

               (v)  a pressure compensated flow meter for each wall
outlet that is being used to administer oxygen to a patient;

     (e)  a fixed, electrically powered suction system installed in the
patient compartment consisting of

               (i)  a motor/pump assembly capable of providing not less
than 20 litres per minute air flow and of achieving not less than 300 mm Hg
vacuum within 4 seconds after the suction tube is closed,

               (ii) a transparent collection jar with a capacity of not
less than 1000 ml,

               (iii)     a vacuum control and shut-off valve,

               (iv) a vacuum indicator gauge, and

               (v)  3 metres of transparent suction tubing;

     (f)  a puncture-proof sharps container for discarded needles and
scalpels that is securely installed within the patient compartment of the
vehicle.

20(1)  When an ambulance that is a primary response unit is not in use, it
must be stored inside a heated building if the outdoor temperature is below
0øC.

(2)  When any ambulance is not in use, the interior temperature of the
ambulance must be maintained above 10øC.

(3)  If an interior heater is used in an ambulance to maintain the interior
temperature above 10øC, the interior heater must

     (a)  be permanently installed in a protective metal mounting box
within a cabinet in the patient compartment,

     (b)  be equipped with a thermostat, and

     (c)  if powered by 120 volt AC, be permanently and directly wired
through a ground-fault interrupt breaker to a shoreline connection on the
exterior of the ambulance and have an automatically resetting high
temperature cutout switch.


     Alberta Regulation 46/99

     Ambulance Services Act

     LICENSING AND AMBULANCE MAINTENANCE REGULATION

     Filed:  February 25, 1999

Made by the Minister of Health (M.O. 9/99) pursuant to section 36 of the
Ambulance Services Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Licensing

Application for licence  2
Inspection     3
Levels of service   4
Display of licence  5
Term of licence     6
Suspension or cancellation by Registrar 7

     Ambulance Unit Numbers

Ambulance unit numbers   8

     Operator's Duties

Vehicle insurance   9
Malpractice insurance    10
Refusing service    11
Telephone access    12
Alternate use of ambulance    13
Provision of reports, etc.    14

     Ambulance Attendants

Prohibition    15

     Ambulance Maintenance

Maintenance program 16
Semi-annual inspection   17
Notification of defects  18
Duty to repair 19
Replacement parts   20
Records   21
Maintenance of records   22

     Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force

Repeal    23
Expiry    24
Coming into force   25


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Ambulance Services Act;

     (b)  "licence" means a licence to provide ambulance services;

     (c)  "maintenance program" means a written maintenance program,
approved by the Registrar, that provides for a continuous and regular
program of inspection, maintenance and repair of the ambulances and
equipment that are or will be used by an operator to provide ambulance
services.


     Licensing

Application for licence
2(1)  A person wishing to obtain or to renew a licence must submit an
application to the Registrar in the form prescribed by the Minister.

(2)  An application for a licence must include the following:

     (a)  a description of the ambulances to be used in providing
ambulance services;

     (b)  a description of the level and type of ambulance services to be
provided; 

     (c)  a maintenance program that is approved by the Registrar;

     (d)  any other information required by the Registrar.

(3)  An application for a renewal of a licence must include the following:

     (a)  whether any ambulance has been added to or dropped from the
operator's ambulance services;

     (b)  any proposed changes to the level and type of ambulance
services to be provided;

     (c)  any changes in the maintenance program that are approved by the
Registrar;

     (d)  any other information required by the Registrar.


Inspection
3   Before issuing or renewing a licence or at any other reasonable time,
the Registrar may inspect or cause to be inspected the equipment and
premises of the applicant or operator, including

     (a)  the premises from which the ambulance service operates or will
operate,

     (b)  the ambulances and the equipment, supplies and other items
related to the ambulance service,

     (c)  the qualifications of the ambulance attendants who are
providing or will provide the ambulance service, and

     (d)  all records kept by the applicant or operator.


Levels of service
4(1)  A licence must specify which of the following levels of ambulance
services as described in the Staff, Vehicle and Equipment Regulation the
operator is authorized to provide:

     (a)  emergency medical responder level;

     (b)  basic life support level;

     (c)  advanced life support level. 

(2)  An operator may provide only the level or levels of ambulance services
specified in the operator's licence.


Display of licence
5   Every operator must display the operator's licence

     (a)  in such a manner that it is protected by a transparent
material, and

     (b)  in a place that is accessible to the public at the main
premises of the operator from which the ambulance service is operated.


Term of licence
6   A licence is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of its issue
or for a shorter period as specified by the Registrar on the licence.


Suspension or cancellation by Registrar
7(1)  The Registrar may suspend a licence if, in the Registrar's opinion,
the operator contravenes the Act, the regulations or a condition to which
the licence is subject.

(2)  The Registrar may cancel a licence if

     (a)  the licence has been suspended and the matters that led to the
suspension are not rectified within a reasonable time specified by the
Registrar at the time of the suspension, or

     (b)  the operator stops providing ambulance services in the area of
Alberta described in the licence.

(3)   If a licence is suspended or cancelled, the operator must return the
licence to the Registrar immediately.

(4)  A licence is at all times the property of the Crown in right of
Alberta and is subject to the control of the Registrar.


     Ambulance Unit Numbers

Ambulance unit numbers
8(1)  An operator may use or permit the use of an ambulance only if that
ambulance 

     (a)  is approved by the Registrar for regular use, and

     (b)  is given a unit number by the Registrar.

(2)  An operator may apply to the Registrar at any time for a unit number
for an ambulance that will be used in providing ambulance services.

(3)  The Registrar may inspect an ambulance or cause it to be inspected on
receipt of an application for a unit number under subsection (2).

(4)  If the ambulance complies with the regulations under the Act, the
Registrar may provide the operator with a unit number for the ambulance.

(5)  Despite subsection (1), the Registrar may authorize an operator to use
or permit the use of an ambulance that does not have a unit number in the
situations specified by the Registrar.


     Operator's Duties

Vehicle insurance
9   An operator must maintain, in respect of an ambulance used in the
provision of ambulance services, automobile insurance that includes an
endorsement giving the operator permission to carry passengers for
compensation and that insures, to a limit in respect of each accident of
not less than $2 000 000 exclusive of interest and costs, against liability
resulting from bodily injury to or the death of one or more persons and
loss of or damage to property.


Malpractice insurance
10   An operator must maintain malpractice insurance under which

     (a)  the operator and each ambulance attendant engaged by the
operator are insured against liability for personal injury resulting from
negligent acts or omissions in carrying out their duties,

     (b)  the minimum liability for which the operator and each ambulance
attendant is insured is $1 000 000 for each negligent act or omission, and

     (c)  the policy includes an annual aggregate limit of at least $3
000 000.


Refusing service
11   No operator or person who is employed or engaged by an operator to
receive calls for an ambulance and no ambulance attendant may refuse to
provide emergency ambulance services in response to a call from the area in
which services are provided by the operator unless, in the opinion of the
operator, person or  ambulance attendant, imminent danger to the ambulance
attendant may exist.


Telephone access
12   An operator must ensure that

     (a)  the public can call for ambulance services through a dedicated
telephone line on a 24-hour a day basis, and

     (b)  the emergency telephone number for the ambulance services is
listed and advertised in the telephone directories for the area in which
the services are provided by the operator.


Alternate use of ambulance
13(1)  An operator may not permit an ambulance to be used for any purpose
other than the provision of ambulance services.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an operator's permitting an ambulance
to be used to transport medication, medical appliances, blood, blood
products, human tissue or other medically necessary items, human organs or
a dead human body if the operator ensures that another ambulance is
available to provide ambulance services.


Provision of reports, etc.
14(1)  An operator must, in accordance with a request by the Registrar,
provide the Registrar with reports, returns or other information in the
operator's possession or under the operator's control that are relevant to
the provision of ambulance services. 

(2)  Reports, returns and other information provided under subsection (1)
are to be treated as having been supplied in confidence. 


     Ambulance Attendants

Prohibition
15(1)  No person may provide or attempt to provide ambulance services as an
ambulance attendant

     (a)  while the person has a physical disability that might make the
person unable to meet the physical requirements expected of an ambulance
attendant,

     (b)  within 8 hours after the person consumes an alcoholic beverage,

     (c)  while the person is under the influence of alcohol, and the
person's faculties are affected in such a way that the safety of a patient
or any other person is endangered in any way, or

     (d)  while the person is using a drug that affects the person's
faculties in such a way that the safety of a patient or any other person is
endangered in any way.

(2)  No operator may permit an ambulance attendant to respond to a call for
ambulance services if the ambulance attendant falls within any of the
situations described in subsection (1)(a) to (d). 


     Ambulance Maintenance

Maintenance program
16   An operator must follow the operator's maintenance program and must
ensure that all ambulance attendants and vehicle maintenance personnel

     (a)  are informed of the maintenance program, and

     (b)  are familiar with its requirements.


Semi-annual inspection
17   An operator must ensure that inspections for roadworthiness are
carried out on the operator's ambulances at least once every 180 days by a
person who is a certified journeyman in the automotive service technician
trade under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


Notification of defects
18   An operator must ensure that an ambulance attendant who becomes aware
of a defect that may affect the safe operation of any of the operator's
ambulances or ambulances' equipment immediately notifies the operator or
the operator's designate of the defect.


Duty to repair
19   When an operator or any of the operator's staff becomes aware of a
defect in one of the operator's ambulances or receives a notice of defect
from a manufacturer, distributor or importer under the Motor Vehicle Safety
Act (Canada) concerning one of the operator's ambulances, the operator must
ensure that the ambulance is, as soon as is reasonably possible, repaired
or otherwise modified in accordance with instructions, if any, provided by
the manufacturer so that the ambulance may be operated safely.


Replacement parts
20   Every operator and every person who repairs an ambulance must ensure
that replacement parts used in the repair of the operator's ambulances

     (a)  are designed for the particular purpose for which they are
used, and

     (b)  are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.


Records
21   An operator must keep the following records in respect of each of the
operator's ambulances:

     (a)  an identification of the ambulance, including

               (i)  the unit number that has been assigned to it by the
Registrar,

               (ii) the manufacture and model number of the chassis,

               (iii)     the year of manufacture of the chassis, and

               (iv) the vehicle identification number;

     (b)  a record of the inspection, repair, lubrication and maintenance
of the ambulance, including

               (i)  the nature of the inspection or work performed on
it,

               (ii) the date on which the inspection or work took place
and the odometer reading of the ambulance at that time, and

               (iii)     the name of the person who carried out the
inspection, repair or maintenance;

     (c)  any notification by an ambulance attendant under section 18 or
notice of defect referred to in section 19 received with respect to the
ambulance or the ambulance's equipment and the corrective work done as a
result of the notification or notice.


Maintenance of records
22(1)  Subject to subsection (2), an operator must retain records referred
to in section 21 for a period of 5 calendar years after the calendar year
in which they are recorded or for a shorter period approved by the
Registrar.

(2)  An operator must provide the record referred to in section 21(b)
prepared in respect of an ambulance to a person who buys the ambulance or
who receives the ambulance in trade.

(3)  When an operator is required to retain records under subsection (1),
the records must be kept or made available at the operator's main place of
business in Alberta.


     Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force

Repeal
23   The Licensing Regulation (AR 3/94) and the Ambulance Maintenance
Regulation (AR 2/94) are repealed.


Expiry
24   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on March 1, 2004. 


Coming into force
25   This Regulation comes into force on March 1, 1999.