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Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board

The Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board is responsible for examining, registering and licensing all emergency medical assistants (EMAs) in B.C., including first responders.

The board, under the authority of the Emergency Health Services Act, sets licence terms and conditions. In addition, the board investigates complaints and conducts hearings where necessary.

The board has three members, all appointed. By law the board must include a licensed EMA and a medical practitioner. The third member sits as the board chair and brings legal expertise.

Board Members

Click here to see the profile for: Mr. Ken M. Kramer, Chair
Click here to see the profile for: Dr. Phillip Yoon, Vice Chair
Click here to see the profile for: Mr. Bill Leverett, member

Annual Reports

2012/2013 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 1.1M)
2011/2012 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 1.0M)
2010/2011 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 745K)
2009/2010 EMA Licensing Board Annual Report (PDF 687K)


Contact Us

You can contact our office by calling:

  • Local 250-952-1211
  • Toll Free 1-877-952-1211

Or by email to emalbgeneral@gov.bc.ca. If you would like to find a list of our program areas click here.

Latest News

May 1, 2014

Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation Amendments

On May 1, 2014, changes to the Emergency Medical Assistants Regulation (the Regulation) come into effect.

Amendments have been made to update the services that emergency medical assistants (EMAs) at the PCP, ACP, CCP and ITT categories may perform. Learn More

January 10, 2014

Special Exam Sessions Policy for Rural and Remote Practical Exams

Effective April 1, 2014, the EMA Licensing Board's policy on rural and remote exam sessions is:

Rural and remote exam sessions may be held by the branch at the request of British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS). Learn More

Contact Information Update

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