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:
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.
Under Section 11 of the National Law, as in force in each state and territory, the Ministerial Council may issue a National Board with policy directions.
*The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and changes to the flowcharts on pages 20, 22 and 26 of the guidelines.
**The Guidelines: Mandatory notifications about registered students have been updated on 29 June 2020 to include minor formatting and word changes and sections 39 and 40 of the National Law in Appendix A.