Professional indemnity and education for healthcare practice

MIPS membership includes indemnity insurance as part of the cover, support and education we provide to healthcare practitioners.

Healthcare professionals in clinical practice face significant risk of complaints, legal action and investigation. MIPS' indemnity insurance provides cover for up to $20 million. This meets AHPRA’s mandatory requirements. Indemnity insurance provides civil liability cover, including defence costs, for claims arising out of acts, errors or omissions you make in providing healthcare.

To complement indemnity, MIPS provides education to practitioners to lower the risk of complaints, legal action and investigation.

Find out more about MIPS membership

With our contribution to MJA Connected you can access 3 accredited 1-hour CPD webinars. MIPS members have access to a full library.

AHPRA Unplugged

Presenter: Rob Perry (Perry Maddocks Trollope, MIPS legal panel)

We all know AHPRA is the regulator of registered health professionals in Australia. But exactly what are they trying to achieve when they receive and consider a notification about you? What is the process if you are to be investigated? What are your obligations and what rights do you have? The focus will be on the Medical Board investigative powers when notifications (voluntary and mandatory) are made about you, the process, timelines and crux of the matter – what is considered when assessing if the public is at risk.

Just tell the truth - reports, certificates and evidence

Presenter: Emma Harman and Robert Samut (Barry Nilsson Lawyers)

At any time any practitioner may be called upon to provide evidence in medical negligence or other personal injury litigation, a Coronial inquest or in a criminal or Family Law setting. In all cases where you go to print be prepared to give evidence in court. Being properly prepared and cognisant of all the issues is paramount for all witnesses.

Medicare and the PSR

Presenter: Daniel Davison (Meridian Lawyers) and Dr Peter Simpson (GP and clinico-legal adviser)

As a healthcare practitioner you are legally responsible for services billed to Medicare under your Medicare provider number or in your name regardless of who does the billing or receives the benefit. The Department of Health has sophisticated methods of detecting possible inappropriate practice or incorrect claims and it is important that you remain prudent in all your billing as you will be solely responsible for repayment of the full amount in the event of an incorrect Medicare benefit.

MIPS is an accredited professional development provider for a number of colleges. You can select from our range of professional development workshops, webinars and on-demand education resources which are available to members at no additional cost.

Upcoming events

Workshops and live webinars held year-round.

On-demand education and practice notes

Choose from recorded webinars, online risk units, practice notes and case studies addressing clinico-legal issues.

Hospital and industry education

Accredited risk education that complements healthcare education programs in hospitals and other organisations.

Education features

Completion of professional development activities may assist you to meet your mandatory AHPRA healthcare board's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Membership records are updated with a record of participation and participants receive a certificate of attendance