Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists can sometimes face a high level of patient complaints. MIPS frequently assists practitioners to address these matters and assist psychiatrists, particularly with AHPRA matters.

Added private practice cover

While you are training as a  registrar you can take advantage of the support MIPS provides to registrars, which includes indemnity insurance cover for private practice at no additional cost.

This means you are covered for additional non-employer indemnified (private) practice outside of your training program or registrar position (such as locums, surgical assisting etc).

This additional cover only applies for work under your category (eg general surgery, anaesthesia etc), as long as that practice does not constitute more than 50% of your hours worked per week (annualised) and is commensurate with your training, qualifications and experience with appropriate supervision arrangements in place (if applicable). Some exclusions apply (eg GP registrar), see Registrar basis in the Membership Benefits Handbook.

Practising as a  specialist requires tailored indemnity insurance to match your practice. As your   career develops your indemnity cover must match, such as when you commence private practice or return to working part or full-time in public practice.

MIPS membership is flexible and your membership fee is calculated to accurately reflect your practice not simply the fact you are working as a  specialist, such as the percentage of private practice you undertake and if you undertake any higher risk procedures such as cosmetic work.

Get a quote

Practice and cyber insurance

Do you own and manage your own practice? Many specialists benefit from the MIPS Members’ Practice Entity Policy and Cyber Private Enterprise Policy. These policies provides insurance cover for your practice and are included as part of your membership at no additional cost. You must apply and be approved for Cyber cover.

On-demand education

Maintaining your CPD as a specialist can be costly if you are exclusively in private practice. You can complete education on-demand and attend workshop or webinars all at no further cost. MIPS education is accredited.

What is your indemnity status?



Because you are 100% employer indemnified, MIPS can offer you membership on the ‘employer indemnified only' basis so that you pay a lower membership fee than if you were only doing private practice. This accounts for the fact that your employer is providing you with indemnity cover for your job.

MIPS often supports employer indemnified only members with professional disputes, complaints made about them to AHPRA, healthcare services commissioners’ matters (eg NSW HCCC), investigations by state drug and poisons services and general assistance and clinico-legal advice on issues such as informed consent, testamentary capacity, release of records etc.

Hospital and other practitioners employed in large practices (both dental and medical) can be left exposed when an employer is forced to step aside because of their primary duty of care to patients or to ensure independence when dealing with staff issues or AHPRA matters.

If you are in private practice your MIPS membership fees is tailored to your gross private billings and salary. We price the membership based on your practice over the last 3 financial years and the year ahead (4 years in total). More information about pricing.

If your practice changes and a portion of your practice becomes employer indemnified (eg 20%, working one day a week for a public hospital), then you can contact MIPS and have your classification amended which may result in a lower membership fee.

Maintaining your CPD as a specialist can be costly and hard if you are exclusively in private practice. MIPS risk education is accredited by colleges such as the RACGP and counts towards your CPD. You can attend as many workshop or webinars as you like as part of your membership at no additional cost.

If you’re doing some private and some employer indemnified (eg public) work MIPS can accommodate you. This is common for practitioners who are working a day or two in private practice a week. We price your indemnity appropriately, so you don’t pay for unnecessary cover.

When you request a quote simply tell us what percentage of your practice relates to private practice and what percentage is employer indemnified.

If you are in private practice your MIPS membership fees is tailored to your gross private billings and salary. We price the membership based on your practice over the last 3 financial years and the year ahead (4 years in total). More information about pricing.

Maintaining your CPD as a specialist can be costly and hard if you are exclusively in private practice. MIPS risk education is accredited by colleges such as the RACGP and counts towards your CPD. You can attend as many workshop or webinars as you like as part of your membership at no additional cost.

Types of events, liability, cost or expense Cover Aggregate limit of indemnity for all claims
Defending you in the event of complaints or civil suits from patients $20 million
Representing you in an investigation conducted by AHPRA, HCCC, coroner, Medicare or other healthcare authorities
Assisting with responses to investigations or disciplinary hearings by your employer, colleges or professional body
Paying legal costs, damages or other civil liabilities you are ordered to pay
And many more covers… see more in the Membership Benefits Handbook combined FSG and PDS.

We’re here to protect and support members in some of their most difficult career moments. When the circumstances call for action, we’re prepared. Find out more: