ACAP held an open forum in Mt Gambier to discuss Paramedic Registration on Tuesday 14 September 2010.
Ray Bange (Policy Consultant) and Gary Pentland (SA Chapter Executive) presented to a breakfast meeting of interested paramedics and ACAP members on the various issues to be considered and the likely impacts of independent professional registration. They illustrated their presentation by drawing on a range of scenarios and developments within other health professions and the application of paramedic registration in jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom.
Ray also outlined briefly the current developments on paramedic registration in New Zealand and the
project plan currently being undertaken by Western Australia as the lead agency to progresss the Australian Health Ministers’ in-principle decision to implement national paramedic registration by 2014.