*As the Christmas and New Year public holidays approach, early identification and completion of NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans will enable Paramedics to respond by providing care that is included in the patient’s plan. The cut-off date for processing plans that may be required during this period is Friday 20 December 2019.*
Endorsed NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans enable paramedics to provide individualised patient care.
In order to deliver this care within the scope of NSW Ambulance paramedic practice, clear and specific treatment directions are required.
An Authorised Care Plan allows General Practitioners (GPs) and Specialist Service providers to provide direction for patient treatment by NSW Ambulance paramedics. Authorised Care Plans can be completed by a Nurse Practitioner (within their scope of practice). Resuscitation or CPR orders must be signed off by a medical practitioner.
Putting patient safety first
Medical Orders and all other parts of an Authorised Care Plan must be completed fully and correctly for the form to be approved.
This is vital to the delivery of patient care. If you have a question about completing the form, please refer to the contact details at the bottom of the page.
- Authorised Care Plan Program - Clinicians Information Booklet (PDF, 320.38 KB)
- Authorised Care Plan Fact Sheet - Indigenous (PDF, 468.91 KB)
To return a completed form, or for questions about completing the form:
NSW Ambulance Headquarters
Locked Bag 105
(02) 9320 7380