Board welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander paramedics for full membership
At the IAHA Board meeting held on the 9 – 10 May 2017, the board endorsed paramedics as an allied health profession. This now allows degree-qualified paramedics to become IAHA full members.
Paramedics are not currently required to be registered in any state or territory. 218 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander paramedics were identified in the 2011 census, or 1.8 per cent of all paramedics. The largest numbers were in NSW and Qld (89 and 79 respectively). However as a proportion of paramedics in each jurisdiction, by far the highest proportion was in the Northern Territory (7 per cent). This is a large cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners that were previously unrepresented.
June 6, 2017
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