Codes, guidelines and policies

Codes, guidelines and policies

The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) will develop codes, guidelines and policies to provide guidance to the profession. These professional standards will help to clarify the Board’s views and expectations on a range of issues.

Codes and guidelines are approved by the National Board and may be used as evidence of what constitutes appropriate professional conduct or practice for paramedicine in proceedings under the National Law or a law of a co-regulatory jurisdiction against a health practitioner.

On 15 June 2018, the Board approved an interim set of codes, guidelines and policies based on a multi-professional approach to health practitioner regulation revised in 2014, which will provide for the effective regulation of the profession under the National Law.  These are:

  • Code of conduct
  • Guidelines for advertising regulated health services
  • Guidelines for mandatory notifications, and
  • Social media policy.

The Board is currently engaged in a multi-professional review of these professional standards to ensure they are relevant, contemporary and effective. The revised versions will be released for public consultation in the coming months.

Codes

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Code of conduct for paramedics PDF (884KB) Web page 15 June 2018

Guidelines

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (144KB) Web page  15 June 2018
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services PDF (195KB) Web page  15 June 2018
Guidelines for continuing professional development PDF (215 KB) Word version (445 KB,DOCX)  17 May 2018

Policies

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Social media policy PDF (75.0KB) Web page 15 June 2018
 
 
Page reviewed 15/06/2018