MIPS provides insurance and support relevant to healthcare practitioners. The primary insurance cover that is a benefit of MIPS membership is indemnity insurance that meets the Ahpra requirements for healthcare practitioners. MIPS membership is only available to Ahpra registered medical, dental, and nuclear medicine technologist practitioners, or students studying courses that lead to registration in these disciplines.
The Indemnity Insurance Policy provides you with cover for acts, errors, or omissions you make in providing healthcare. This means that should there be a complaint, claim, investigation, or legal action made against you, then you can notify MIPS. This includes being sued (i.e. litigation) providing your MIPS cover includes Civil liability. The legal defence costs and any further costs such as damages you are required to pay due to a settlement or court order are paid by MIPS provided they fall within the scope of the policy.
See the Member Handbook combined PDS and FSG for details.
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Insurance cover is subject to the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the policy. The information provided is general advice only and does not consider your personal circumstances or needs. You should review the Member Handbook Combined PDS and FSG and/or contact MIPS on 1800 061 113, before making a decision. Information is current as at the date published.