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Registered Paramedics, Insurance and First Aid – Looking for Coherence in Law

Eburn, Michael


This article challenges the view that professional indemnity insurance is required when paramedics provide first aid at an unexpected accident or medical emergency while not at work. It is argued that an interpretation of ‘practice’ that includes emergency first aid would be inconsistent with the policy of the law reflected in ‘Good Samaritan’ legislation and would be contrary to the public interest. The provisions of the Registration Standard ‘Professional Indemnity Insurance’ are linked to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
DOI: 10.33151/ajp.16.663
Access Rights: Open Access


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