Professional Indemnity

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is now a requirement for all paramedics to become registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All members are provided with free access to the $20 million VAU PII scheme.

To help you respond to AHPRA notifications regarding your professional registration we will provide you with advice and assistance via our experienced internal industrial and legal team. We have also partnered with Gordon Legal, an external law firm which has extensive experience dealing with AHPRA related matters (having represented nurses and other health professionals before the regulator) to provide you with further legal assistance should this be required.

PII provides insurance protection when rendering or failing to render first aid and assistance in an emergency situation or accident to an Insured outside the normal course of their employment, except where such Insured is engaged in a professional capacity by another person or entity.

FAQ’s

Q. Will VAU professional indemnity insurance protect me in a second job?

A. No. It does not protect you in the event you are engaged in a professional capacity with an entity outside your normal course of employment.

Q. Will VAU professional indemnity insurance protect me when I do volunteer work?

A. No. It does not protect you in the event you are engaged professionally outside your normal course of employment.

Q. Does this policy provide coverage outside my normal course of employment?

A. Yes. It will cover you in situations where you are travelling to and from your primary place of employment in situations where you render or fail to render assistance.

Q. In the policy statement, what is the “Insured”?

A. This is you. But you must be a current VAU financial member.

 

Please contact memberqueries@vau.org.au for more information and a copy of the policy.