Health Profession Corporations
A Health Profession Corporation is an incorporated business that engages in the provision of paramedic services in the province of Manitoba through registrants of the College, and holds a valid permit issued by the College of Paramedics of Manitoba.
The Regulated Health Professions Act, s. 61 states, “Except as permitted by the regulations, no corporation, other than a health profession corporation, shall carry on the practice of a regulated health profession.”
All corporations carrying out the practice of paramedicine must register an HPC and must meet the following criteria (RHPA s. 60(1) (a)-(g)):
(a) the corporation is incorporated, formed by amalgamation or continued under The Corporations Act, and is in good standing under that Act;
(b) the name of the corporation includes terms used to describe the regulated health profession, followed by the word “corporation”, and is approved by the registrar in accordance with the regulations;
(c) each voting share of the corporation is both legally and beneficially owned by: (i) a regulated member of the college, or (ii) a health profession corporation established for the purpose of carrying on the practice of paramedicine.
(d) each other share in the capital stock of the corporation is both legally and beneficially owned by a person who is: (i) a voting shareholder of the corporation, (ii) a spouse, common-law partner or child, within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada), of a voting shareholder of the corporation, or (iii) a corporation, each share of the capital stock of which is legally and beneficially owned by a person referred to in subclause (i) or (ii);
(e) each director of the corporation is a regulated member of CPMB
(f) the president of the corporation is a regulated member of CPMB
(g) each person through whom the corporation will be carrying on the practice of the health profession is a regulated member of CPMB
Current Articles of Incorporation may need to be amended to comply with the RHPA.
A health profession corporation (HPC) holds a valid permit issued by the College of Paramedics of Manitoba (CPMB). The permit issued by CPMB authorizes the HPC to carry on the practice of Paramedicine for the time period specified on the permit. Once a HPC is registered with CPMB, it must submit an application for renewal of its permit at least 30 days prior to the permit expiration date (CPMB Bylaw 5.7).
- The only registrants who may establish health profession corporations are critical care paramedics, advanced care paramedics and primary care paramedics, who are registered in the full membership class and hold a valid certificate of practice. (CPMB Gen Reg 7.2)
- For the purpose of 60(1)(i) above, a health profession corporation must also submit in its’ application the following:
- Certified copies of Articles of Incorporation
- Certified copies of Articles of Amendment, Continuance, or Amalgamation
- Certificate of Status issued by the Manitoba Companies Office
- A copy of the most recent Annual Return from the Manitoba Companies Office
- The names of all the persons or corporations who own voting shares in the corporation and who are registered paramedics
- The names of all Non-Controlling individuals (those who own non-voting shares and who are either registered members of CPMB, the spouse or child of a registered member, within the meaning of Section 252 of the Income Tax Act (Canada), or a corporation, each share of which is owned by a registered member of CPMB, or the spouse or child of a licensed member)
To register a HPC the Owner of the HPC must first be registered with the College of Paramedics of Manitoba. Once registered and issued a certificate of practice the owner may log into the Registrant Portal and complete the application for an HPC permit.