The establishment of a national registration system for Australian paramedics to improve and ensure patient and community safety

On the 20 August 2015 the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

The establishment of a national registration system for Australian paramedics to improve and ensure patient and community safety, with particular reference to:

  1. the role and contribution made by those in the paramedic profession, including the circumstances in which they are required to operate;
  2. the comparative frameworks that exist to regulate the following professions, including training and qualification requirements and continuing professional development:
    1. paramedics,
    2. doctors, and
    3. registered nurses;
  3. the comparative duties of paramedics, doctors and registered nurses;
  4. whether a system of accreditation should exist nationally and, if so, whether the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency is an appropriate body to do so;
  5. the viability and appropriateness of a national register to enable national registration for the paramedic profession to support and enable the seamless and unrestricted movement of paramedic officers across the country for employment purposes; and
  6. any other related matters.

The submission deadline is 29 January 2016. The reporting date is 30 June 2016.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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Past Public Hearings

20 Apr 2016: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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