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This article was originally published as:
Johnston, S. (2008). Commentary on the Report of the Health Committee - Inquiry into the provision of Ambulance Services in New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 6(3), Article 3.
Also as: Johnston, S. (2008). Invited commentary. Commentary on the Report of the Health Committee - Inquiry into the provision of Ambulance Services in New Zealand. eJournal of Emergency Primary Health Care, 6(3), Article 990323. original article available here.

Abstract

The content of this Inquiry has remarkable similarities to the Western Australian experience. As described in the executive summary, unlike most developed countries Western Australia has an ambulance service that are voluntary and contractual i.e. there is no regulation at a state level that refers to the provision of ambulance services or the standards of practice provided by the contract holders. In fact unlike other states that have government administered ambulance services, there is no legislation that refers to what constitutes an ambulance service or an ambulance officer/paramedic.

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