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Will You Be an Intern in 2013?

21 Nov 2012

As an intern, hospital indemnity may not provide the broad cover you need. Without your own medical indemnity you could be liable to personally fund some medico-legal matters brought against you, for example you may not be covered for coronial inquiries, Medical Board investigations, disciplinary or administrative proceedings, amongst various other situations. As a medical practitioner pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (2009) (the National Law) you are required to have your own Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Find out why you need cover

With MDA National Insurance's Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy you can concentrate on your internship and be confident that you are protected*.

The Policy features the following cover:

  • civil liability claims arising from your provision of healthcare services including Good Samaritan acts
  • legal costs arising out of a range of investigations and inquires, and allegations of sexual misconduct and criminal matters
  • legal costs for certain employment disputes
  • legal costs for seeking Apprehended Violence Orders, alleged breaches of fair trading legislation and involvement with an internal complaint in relation to your training program with a Medical College
  • Communicable Disease Cover*.

As well as cover for circumstances such as:

  • breaks in training
  • overseas work#
  • volunteer work.

Make sure you're covered!

To make sure you're covered, contact our Member Services team or apply online for your Intern Membership and Policy and receive a New Doctor Gift Bag including free subscription to Australian Medicines Handbook valued at $160 RRP. But be quick this free Doctor Gift Bag is limited!

Want more information?

For more information visit our website or contact our Member Services team on 1800 011 255.

*For approved applicants and subject to the terms and conditions and eligibility requirements of the Policy. For more information about this policy and before making a decision to buy or hold any products issues by MDA National Insurance, please consider your own personal circumstances and read the Product Disclosure Statement and Policy wording available at www.mdanational.com.au.

#Excluding USA and excluding where US laws apply.

*Subject to underwriting approval.

 

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