New national registration standards for paramedics take effect today

The new national registration standards for paramedics take effect today, Thursday 17 May, in readiness for the national registration of all paramedics.

All paramedics across Australia are urged to visit the Paramedicine Board of Australia website and read the registration standards, as they will apply to all paramedics, regardless of where they work. Please take this early chance to familiarise yourself with the standards. Remember, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to meet the new national standards to be registered to practise in late 2018.

When paramedicine becomes a regulated profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme later this year, the title ‘paramedic’ will become a protected title under the National Law. This means that only people who are registered with the Board will be able to lawfully call themselves a paramedic.

Read the full Board media release on the new standards here