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Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

The news comes after an inquest into the death of mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho exposed the weak legislation governing pre-hospital emergency care

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
10th June, 2018

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) hired an unlicensed pre-hospital care provider to cover a major boxing event that took place in Dublin in February.

The news comes after an inquest into the death of mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho exposed the weak legislation governing pre-hospital emergency care.

At that inquest earlier this year it emerged that the statutory regulator, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC), was powerless to intervene or sanction...

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