The SA Government has recognised the need to protect the title of ‘paramedic’ and has introduced legislation that came into effect on 1 September requiring individuals to have a recognised qualification in order to use this title.

PA supports this move for protection of title and worked closely with the Health Department in framing the legislation, but sees it only as an interim measure ahead of a decision on national registration.

For details on this new legislation see the SA Government Gazette from 12 June 2014; 7 August 2014 and 14 August 2014.