Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services


Alberta Medical First Response Program Terms and Conditions


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Alberta Medical First Response ("MFR Program") is designed to assist and enable MFR agencies to provide quality patient care. The MFR Program is voluntary and sets out minimum requirements and processes to assist enrolled agencies in providing a provincial standard for medical first response.

MFR Agencies are defined as those that are trained and equipped to provide medical patient care and who are routinely dispatched using the 9-1-1 system.

MFR Agencies along with their administration or municipal governance are responsible for the decision to participate in the program and determining the level of service they wish to provide.

The levels of service supported in the program are Standard First Aid ("SFA"), First Medical Responder ("FMR"), Emergency Medical Responder ("EMR"), Emergency Medical Technician ("EMT"), and Advanced Life Support ("ALS").

It is the responsibility of the MFR agencies to ensure that their responders meet their respective training standards to provide patient care at the defined level of service. They are also ultimately responsible for purchase, maintenance, and replacement of any medical equipment, supplies, or materials needed for their responders to practice at the defined level of service.

The program provides medical direction, medical control protocols ("MCP"), patient care reports ("PCR"), quality assurance ("QA"), guidance in the development of response plans, training opportunities and an online portal.

Medical direction is available from Alberta Health Services ("AHS") as part of enrolment with the MFR Program. Agencies may also identify their own medical direction for approval by the MFR Program.

MFR Agencies will follow a formalized QA process that is supported by MFR medical direction.

Proper patient care documentation is a vital component of the MFR program. Agencies need to ensure that minimum data requirements are captured and documented on the PCR. Agencies utilizing their own PCR will be responsible to collect information as defined in the PCR data collection requirements. MFR agencies are not required to collect and record individually identifying health information on the PCR.

PORTAL TERMS OF USE

This website (the "Site") is owned and operated by Alberta Health Services ("AHS"). By using the Site, you, the user, agree to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions").

AHS may change the content of the Site, including all text, data, information, recordings, graphics, images, icons and any other content (collectively, the "Content") at any time without notice. These Terms and Conditions may be revised by AHS at any time without notice. Please review the Terms and Conditions regularly as your continued use of the Site will constitute your agreement to any changes.

1. THIS SITE PROVIDES INFORMATION INTENDED FOR USE BY MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDERS

The Content of this Site is provided only for use by agencies enrolled with the MFR Program and the physicians who provide medical oversight for these agencies.

2. PROPRIETARY RIGHT AND GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE

This Site and the Content are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other proprietary rights of AHS or third parties. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions, no portion of the Site or the Content, including without limitation trade-marks, trade names and logos, may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from AHS or the applicable third party. Any unauthorized downloading, redistribution, retransmission, copying, modification or commercial use of the Content may be a violation of federal or other law and could result in legal action.

Subject to the preceding paragraph, AHS grants to you a limited license to display, print and use the Content of this Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such license is revocable by AHS at any time at the sole option of AHS. In consideration of this limited license, you shall ensure that all copyright, trade-mark and other proprietary notices are retained on any copy of the Site materials in the same form and manner as on the original.

3. CURRENCY AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

AHS has used reasonable efforts to ensure the information provided on this Site is accurate when posted. However, AHS does not make any representation or warranty of any kind as to the quality, accuracy, currency or completeness of the Content on this Site. The views or opinions expressed in the Content on this Site do not necessarily reflect those views or opinions of AHS. AHS does not endorse or recommend any products, services, techniques or procedures mentioned on this Site.

4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL AHS, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OR ANY SUPPLIER OF CONTENT MENTIONED ON THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR EXPENSES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT AHS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

6. NON-CONFIDENTIALITY

Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and privacy cannot be ensured. Information provided to AHS by virtue of this Site will be received by AHS on a non-confidential basis. We recommend the use of appropriate security, antivirus and other protective software.

AHS assumes no liability for the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data transmitted in connection with this Site and does not warrant that the Site is free of infection, viruses, worms, Trojan horses or codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

7. LINKS

This Site may contain links to websites and servers maintained by third parties over whom AHS has no control. These links have been provided solely as a convenience for users of this Site and do not constitute an endorsement by AHS of the content of such third party sites. AHS makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites.

8. JURISDICTION

This Site is administered by AHS, which is located in Alberta, Canada. Any matter arising out of the use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. You agreeto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta to determine any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Site.

9. SUBMISSIONS

All information submitted to AHS via the Site shall be deemed and remain the property of AHS and AHS shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or other techniques contained in information provided to AHS.

You agree that any information submitted to AHS does not infringe the intellectual property rights, including copyright, trade-mark, trade secret or patent rights, of any third party and you grant AHS the right to provide access to the information on the Site.

10. GENERAL

These Terms and Conditions represent the entire agreement between every user and AHS regarding use of the Site and it’s Content. In the event that the courts of the Province of Alberta find any provision of the Terms and Conditions to be unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions shall be unaffected and continue in full force and effect. The failure of AHS to enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any such provision or right.

You agree that your use of the Site shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. If you violate any of the Terms and Conditions, your limited license to use the Content will automatically terminate. You must immediately cease your use of the Site and destroy any copies of the Content or any portion thereof.

More Information

For questions about the Site or Content, or for permissions regarding proprietary rights, please contact mfr@albertahealthservices.ca.

Privacy Statement

While the majority of information collected on this website will be non-identifying information and not constitute "personal information" under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or "health information" under the Health Information Act, it still is incumbent on Alberta Health Services to demonstrate its compliance with such legislation in those cases where such information is collected, used or disclosed.

AHS maintains the confidentiality and privacy of individual’s personal and health information while collecting, using and disclosing information in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Health Information Act.

AHS will not collect, use or disclose personal or health information in any manner that is not in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or Health Information Act, or its established policies.

AHS may disclose personal or health information for approved purposes as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Health Information Act.

This AHS external website may collect personal or health information when you voluntarily complete any online application, request form or survey. Personal or health information collected will only be used for the stated purposes. Information is collected pursuant to section 33 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and section 18-24 of the Health Information Act, as applicable.

Any information collected such as the visitor’s Internet Protocol address, web browser and pages accessed is used internally by AHS in an aggregate form, to help us manage and improve the content and to diagnose technical problems of our website to better serve you.

If you have any questions about our privacy policies and practices, please contact Information & Privacy at 1-877-476-9874. You may also write to Information & Privacy at: 10301 Southport Lane SW; Calgary, Alberta, T2W 1S7 or email us at privacy@albertahealthservices.ca.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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