Paramedics set to come under AHPRA registration

Paramedics are expected to come under the same regulatory regime as doctors in a bid to protect the public.

Almost 20,000 paramedics around Australia may eventually have to register with AHPRA before being allowed to work following a majority vote by state and territory health ministers at a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Adelaide on Friday. 

Paramedics are one of the few health practitioners who can administer drugs and anaesthetics, deliver babies and perform high-risk interventions despite the profession being largely