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The ASAPO Committee
The History of ASAPO
A Brief Overview
ASAPO was conceptualised in 1994 as the Australasian Society of Anaesthesia Technicians (ASAT) when a steering committee representing all regions was formed. The final governing authority came about in 1999 in Perth where there was consensus from all regions resulting in the signing of a common Constitution. All regions work from their own Constitution but have agreed to abide by the Code of Ethics as published by the Society. All regions have similar aims and objectives. ASAPO consists of all members from each region and currently has twelve members acting as the Management Committee (above). The Executive consists of two members from each region with an additional committee member endorsed as the Registrar of the Society. The regions are Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand.
This has been the most expansive and thorough study to date in Australia to ascertain the depth and breadth of qualified "Assistants to the Anaesthetists".
Code of Ethics
All members of the Society are required to abide by the following Code of Ethics which has been promulgated not only for the benefit of the members, but also for the protection of the patient.
Code of ConductClick here to open a copy of the ASAPO Code of Conduct.
ASAPO ConstitutionClick here to open a copy of the ASAPO Constitution.