If you have concerns about the mental or physical health of a paramedic (including alcohol or substance use disorders), and you believe the condition is affecting the paramedic's ability to practise, you may need to notify the Council of your concerns in writing.
You must notify the Registrar of your concerns if:
- you oversee an organisation that provides health services
- are a health practitioner
- are an employer of health practitioners
- a medical officer of health
A notification must be made in writing to the Registrar and include the reasons why you believe the paramedic poses a risk of harm to the public. You may access our online form here. If you would like to discuss your concerns further before completing a notification form, please email [email protected].
After receiving a notification about a paramedic, the Council may require them to have a health assessment. If the assessment identifies anything which may affect their practice, they will be given an opportunity to meet with a health committee. Here they will discuss their situation in detail before any decisions are made that might affect how they practise as a paramedic.
The paramedic may have conditions included in their practising certificate (such as employer support and monitoring of the health condition) to enable them to practise safely in a supportive place of employment. In serious cases, paramedics may have their registration suspended until they are well enough to return to practice.
The Health Review Process Booklet
The Health Notification Process Flow Chart