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Vulnerable Person Self-Registry

The Vulnerable Person Self-Registry has been discontinued and the information contained in its database will be destroyed. The Calgary Police Service has now partnered with MedicAlert® and will access their database for information on anyone who may require special attention in an emergency due to any medical, mental health or physical condition, or due to a cognitive developmental disability.
 
Through MedicAlert Connect Protect, police and other first responders in Calgary will now have quick, secure, 24-hour access to registered MedicAlert subscribers’ identity, photo, address, emergency contact and other vital medical information. Every subscriber also wears a MedicAlert medical ID with a unique identification number on it, allowing first responders to access their profile even if the person is unable to identify themselves at the time.
 
The Vulnerable Persons Self-Registry, which was launched three years ago, is being discontinued because the staff time required to maintain the registry is no longer sustainable and the information contained in its database was often outdated or incomplete as a result.
 
In an emergency situation, Emergency Communications Officers at Calgary 9-1-1 will now have 24-hour direct access to a MedicAlert subscriber’s recent photo and personal information including identity, physical descriptions, attributes, medical needs, wandering history, behavior management strategies such as anxiety triggers and de-escalation techniques, as well as caregiver information.

This information can then be immediately shared with police officers and first responders called to an emergency involving a MedicAlert subscriber, providing them with vital information which may be necessary to save a life. When a wandering or unconscious person is found, this information also allows emergency responders to quickly identify and locate family members.

Visit www.medicalert.ca or call 1-800-668-1507 to register.