Insurance

 

Members and affiliates have expert professional

industrial backup alongside the

AMPS Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Coverage

Download Certificate of Currency 28 Nov 2021 to 28 Nov 2022

 

The Policy covers you Australia wide for:

  • $10 million;
  • Unlimited retroactive cover;
  • Run-off cover for a period of 84 months.

There is also cover outside of Australia (excludes Canada and the USA). This is often applicable to volunteer postings overseas. Please contact us for confirmation if you are considering such a post.

Joining the AMPS is both cost effective and easy, giving you assurance of cover and peace of mind that you are complying with your professional obligations under the National Law.

 

The AMPS PII Policy and legal backup service.

The Policy covers you Australia wide for:

  • $10 million up to an aggregate of $60 million sum insured;
  • Unlimited retroactive cover;
  • Run-off cover for a period of 84 months.

There is also cover outside of Australia (excludes Canada and the USA). This is often applicable to volunteer postings overseas. Please contact us for confirmation if you are considering such a post.

 

Who is eligible to be covered under the AMPS member PII Policy and legal backup service?

You must be:

  • a financial member or a financial affiliate member, and maintain that status whilst you are working;
  • a non-working member or affiliate who is registered with AMPS in that capacity;
  • a student registered with AMPS. (Students are covered for the entire period of their studies including whilst doing clinical placements as a students);
  • an Honorary Life Member of the AMPS.

Who does the AMPS member PII Policy and legal backup service cover?

  • registered and enrolled employee medical professionals
  • ancillary and related services - Physiotherapist, Podiatrists, Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Paramedics Ambulance Officers, Care Workers, Assistants in Nursing, Dental Nurses, Orderlies, Administrators & Pharmacists
  • alternative or natural therapists - Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Naturopathy, Massage and Reflexology
  • Training and Education and Voluntary Work

Who is not covered?

  • Any member or affiliate who is not an employee. If you are working as an independent contractor you are not covered for any work done in that capacity. If you are also an employee for part of your working week, then you will only be covered for that part of your week, but not for the time you are working as a contractor.
  • Any member working in the USA or Canada.
  • Radiographers and Sonographers.
  • Employees working for small private clinics may not be covered. (Check with us first)

What is covered?

  • Civil liability for loss arising from any negligent act, error or omission.
  • Where you are summoned to give evidence before a coronial inquest and you require legal representation.
  • Defamation claims including accusations of inappropriate cultural safety practice.
  • Good Samaritan acts where a member voluntarily renders life-saving or life-extending services at the scene of a medical emergency or whilst doing voluntary community service.

What is not covered?

  • Criminal offences are not covered, nor are claims arising from gross negligence and/or dishonest, fraudulent or malicious breach of duty.
  • Claims from any un-financial member unless you have registered with us as having ceased practice. In that case, the run-off cover will continue for another 84 months (seven years). Non-working members who have remained registered with us are still covered.
  • Claims not notified to us in the insurance period in which the member became aware of the circumstances.

Does the member or affiliate have to pay any excess on a claim under the policy?

  • No. No claimant (member or affiliate) has to pay any excess in the event of a claim.


Public Liability Insurance

All eligible members and affiliate members as described above are covered for public liability to $10 million (see Certificate of Currency at the top of the page for further details).

 

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Hotline

(07) 3497 5048

hotline@amps.asn.au

 

The Australian Medical Professionals' Society (AMPS) is an industrial association of employees whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the AMA. Our membership fees are up to $90 lower a month.