Communications between the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (AHWMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) are provided below.
The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has approved an extension to 31 December 2019 of the transitional provision under section 284 of the National Law for midwives in private practice providing intrapartum care for women who choose to homebirth.
This provision exempts those midwives in private practice who provide services for women in a home birth setting from requiring professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for the intrapartum period. It is still a requirement that these midwives in private practice have insurance for both the antenatal and postpartum periods of a birth.
Under section 245(3) of the National Law, the new regulation must be published by the Victorian Government Printer. This occurred on 12 June 2016. The following are documents related to the PII exemption for privately practising midwives:
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