15 Jun 2018
The Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) has approved an interim set of codes, guidelines and policies that outline the professional standards for the profession.
The Board is required to develop codes and guidelines for the profession to make professional standards clear, so they can deliver appropriate, safe and effective services within an ethical framework.
These interim professional standards are 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 Law1.
The four interim professional standards for paramedicine which take effect today are the:
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.
The Board urges all paramedics to familiarise themselves with this guidance to ensure their practice is in line with professional standards when paramedicine becoming regulated under the National Scheme2 in late 2018.
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1 Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as enacted in each state and territory (the National Law).
2 The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.