Private Paramedicine Australia
Private Paramedicine Australia (PPA) is the peak industry body representing the private sector employers of paramedics in Australia. It was formed, in significant part as a result of the lack of regulation of the pre-hospital industry.
PPA consists of industry members from providers of pre-hospital health care, private patient transport, health training, tertiary education sector and event support. We provide a voice for these employers, as well as services for members.
PPA strongly supports a model of national registration for paramedics under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) framework.
While it is widely known that paramedics undertake roles in many sectors, there is a compelling need to establish Paramedics on equal footing with other registered health professionals, which ultimately provides protection for patients and other users of their services through the advent of standards and regulatory mechanisms.