Ambulance Service Amendment Act 2013

Ambulance Tasmania

Ambulance Service Amendment Act 2013

Ambulance Service Amendment Act 2013

On 30 August 2012, the Minister for health approved a review seeking recommendations to align the Ambulance Service Act 1982 with contemporary emergency service practice and develop legislative provisions for non-emergency patient transport, with the aim of enhancing public safety, clinical governance, and staff safety.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) consulted widely on the proposed changes.

A draft Cabinet Minute was provided to all relevant state service agencies for comment and a consultation paper was released to key external stakeholders and made available to the public through the DHHS website.

Following the receipt of feedback, a consultation summary document was prepared and was circulated with a Minor Assessment Statement to key external stakeholders and made available to the public through the DHHS website.

Comments were invited on the summary of consultation and the Minor Assessment Statement.

Amendments were prepared to give effect to recommendations of the review of the Ambulance Service Act 1982.

In November 2013 the Ambulance Service Amendment Bill was passed by the Tasmanian Parliament and received Royal Assent on 19 December 2013. The commencement date for the amendments in the Act is 1 July 2014.

There will be further public consultation as the Regulations that underpin the Act are developed.