Thursday, 20 August 2015
Community Affairs References Committee; Reference
Glenn Lazarus (Queensland, Independent) Share this | Link to this | Hansard source
That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in June 2016:
The establishment of a national registration system for Australian paramedics to improve and ensure patient and community safety, with particular reference to:
(a) the role and contribution made by those in the paramedic profession, including the circumstances in which they are required to operate;
(b) the comparative frameworks that exist to regulate the following professions, including training and qualification requirements and continuing professional development:
(ii) doctors, and
(iii) registered nurses;
(c) the comparative duties of paramedics, doctors and registered nurses;
(d) whether a system of accreditation should exist nationally and, if so, whether the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency is an appropriate body to do so;
(e) the viability and appropriateness of a national register to enable national registration for the paramedic profession to support and enable the seamless and unrestricted movement of paramedic officers across the country for employment purposes; and
(f) any other related matters.
Question agreed to.