Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements

Under the National Law, occupational therapists 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 arrangements mean arrangements that secure for the occupational therapists 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 occupational therapists.

Registration standard

Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants need to meet to be registered.

The Board completed a review of the Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements in 2019. The revised registration standard took effect on 1 December 2019 and is published below. For more information about the revised standard please read the news item.

Document name PDF   Accessible format Date of effect

Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements - effective from 1 December 2019

PDF (122KB)

Word version
(91.9 KB,DOCX)

1 December 2019

Further information for occupational therapists

The following additional documents have been developed to supplement the Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements by providing further information regarding the expectations of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. These documents should be read in conjunction with the standard.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements PDF (73.6KB) Web page 1 December 2019
FAQ: PII arrangements - what do they mean for me  PDF (114 KB)  Web page 1 December 2019

 Retired versions

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect

Retired version: Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements - effective until 30 November 2019

PDF(248KB)

1 July 2012
to 30 November 2019

 
 
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