AHPRA implementation: Regulation of paramedics under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

PA President, Peter Hartley and PA’s National Registration Working Group are pleased to inform members that AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) has launched a new webpage – Regulation of Paramedics Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

The webpage includes information about the scheme and the regulation of paramedics, and sets out the implementation steps and likely duration. There is also an online enquiry form. For full details visit the AHPRA webpage.

AHPRA will soon be recruiting for members of the inaugural Paramedicine Board of Australia. Advertisements for the first appointments to the Paramedicine Board of Australia will appear on Saturday 29 April 2017 in The Australian and the major metropolitan press in each state and territory. Application forms and the information guide will be available from AHPRA’s board recruitment webpage.

Information on the composition of the Paramedicine Board of Australia will be contained in the information guide, however PA understands that AHPRA will be advertising for a nine person National Board. The National Law sets out the Board composition requirements, and when applied to a nine person board it is six practitioner members and three community members; which means a practitioner member from each of the five large jurisdictions (NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, WA) and a practitioner member from a small jurisdiction (ACT/NT/Tas). Community members may be from any state or territory.