PA responds to national consultation on regulatory reform

In April 2011, Paramedics Australasia responded to a call from the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (AHWMC) seeking views on whether there is a need for strengthened regulatory protections for consumers who use the services of unregistered health practitioners.

PA is concerned with a wide range of functions that collectively assure the competence and fitness to practise of paramedics.  These include standards of entry into the profession, education, clinical training, setting of professional practice standards, promoting ethical good practice, providing continuing education and processes for dealing with poor performance and misconduct.

These concerns were highlighted in the consultation report.

Further information about the consultation can be viewed at the AHWMC website.