An Act to amend the Health Services Act 1997 to restrict the class of persons who can hold themselves out to be paramedics.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Health Services Amendment (Paramedics) Act 2015.
This Act commences on a day to be appointed by proclamation.
3 Amendment of Health Services Act 1997 No 154
Chapter 5A, Part 6A Insert after Part 6 (as inserted by the Health Services Amendment (Ambulance Fees) Act 2014):Part 6A Paramedics67ZDA Holding out as paramedic(1) A person who is not a paramedic must not, in any way, hold himself or herself out to be a paramedic.Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.(2) For the purposes of this section, a paramedic is:(a) a person who holds qualifications, or who has received training, or who has experience, prescribed by the regulations, or(b) a person who is authorised under the legislation of another Australian jurisdiction to hold himself or herself out to be a paramedic, or(c) a member of staff of the Ambulance Service of NSW, or other person, who is authorised by the Health Secretary to hold himself or herself out to be a paramedic.