Under the National Law, nurses and midwives must not practise the profession in which they are registered unless they hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements in relation to their practice.
Requiring registered health practitioners to hold appropriate PII arrangements is an important part of how the National Scheme protects the public by addressing the risk posed by uninsured practitioners.
Professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements means arrangements that secure for the nurse and/or midwife’s professional practice, insurance against civil liability incurred by, or loss arising from, a claim that is made as a result of a negligent act, error or omission in the conduct of the nurse and/or midwife.
The revised Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements came into effect on 1 June 2016.
The following additional document has been developed to supplement the Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements by providing further information to nurses and midwives regarding the NMBA’s expectations and requirements.
The revised Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements was developed after a review of the existing standard, which included public consultation. The consultation report provides an overview of the consultation process, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.