Effective 1st December 2018, as a registered health practitioner, a ‘paramedic’ is responsible to meet the National Board’s registration standards which include having appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance. This is a requirement under the National Law and it is an important part of how the National Scheme protects the public (section 129 of the National Law).
The Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements must provide adequate and appropriate cover that meets the requirement of the National Board’s Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements registration standard, which cover for all aspects of practice.
The registration standard will specify a minimum level of cover which depends on a combination factors including,
- the practice area the practitioner work in,
- the service users the practitioner work with,
- the risk involved with the practice.
You can download the Paramedicine Board of Australia Registration Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions here:
Meeting the requirement to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements
The following table outlines the insurance requirements for paramedics.
|If you are employed||
|If you are self-employed||
|If you carry out a combination of employed and self-employed roles||
|If you are practising as a volunteer/unpaid position||
|If you hold non-practising registration or if you are registered but are not practising||
Professional Indemnity Insurance for Paramedical services
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