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Patch to Base Hospital Physician Standard

The paramedic shall:

  1. initiate a patch as required by the Standards or the ALS PCS;
  2. initiate a patch where there is uncertainty about the appropriateness of a standard or when further direction is desired;
  3. during the patch,
    1. state his/her level of certification,
    2. provide a report which includes the information necessary to convey the patient’s condition, situation, or circumstance which requires physician input,
    3. provide all other information as requested by the physician, and
    4. confirm direction, authorization and orders given; and
  4. document as per the Ontario Ambulance Documentation Standards and the Ambulance Call Report Completion Manual.


Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
5700 Yonge Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5