Medical Indemnity First Principles Review and Thematic Review

Page last updated: 08 May 2018

First Principles Review of the Indemnity Insurance Fund and Thematic Review of Medical Indemnity Legislation


Update: The First Principles Review and Thematic Review Reports are now available.

First Principles Review Report

The First Principles Review (FPR) of the Indemnity Insurance Fund (IIF) and seven associated schemes has been conducted in consultation with key stakeholders including medical indemnity insurers and medical professional groups. The FPR included an examination of the extent to which the schemes remain ‘fit for purpose’.

First Principles Review of the Medical Indemnity Insurance Fund (PDF 530 KB)
First Principles Review of the Medical Indemnity Insurance Fund (Word 312 KB)

Submission Process

On 31 August 2017, the Department invited submissions from all interested parties to inform the FPR. All comments and perspectives were encouraged on whether the schemes continue to be fit for purpose, their strengths and weaknesses, and any suggested improvements.

Discussion Paper - FPR for IIF (Word 209 KB)
Discussion Paper - FPR for IIF - August 2017 (PDF 816 KB)

Following an extension to the deadline indicated in the Discussion Paper, the submissions closed on Friday, 13 October 2017.

The Department thanks all parties who made a submission.

Submissions Received

Accessibility

Submissions were forwarded to the Department in a range of formats including Word, RTF and PDF, and have generally been published in their original format.

If you are unable to access any of the documents please contact: [email protected]

Confidentiality

Submissions classified by the author as 'Confidential' have not been published.

Privacy

To ensure that the privacy of individuals is protected, some submissions have not been published. Contact details (eg, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) contained in submissions have also been removed.

NOTE: The views expressed in submissions are those of the authors and copyright in submissions remains with the authors, not with the Department.

Australian College of Midwives (PDF 405 KB)
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (PDF 204 KB)
Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare (PDF 2.7 MB)
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PDF 40 KB)
Australian Medical Association (PDF 623 KB)
Australian Society of Anaesthetists (PDF 797 KB)
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (PDF 400 KB)
Avant (PDF 536 KB)
Health Professionals Australia Reform Association (PDF 194 KB)
Insurance Council of Australia (PDF 131 KB)
Medical Indemnity Protection Society (PDF 608 KB)
MDA National (PDF 144 KB)
MIGA (PDF 637 KB)
National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (PDF 953 KB)
Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (PDF 126 KB)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (PDF 509 KB)
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (PDF 111 KB)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (PDF 48 KB)
Rural Doctors Association of Australia (PDF 371 KB)
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (PDF 111 KB)
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (PDF 272 KB)
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (PDF 112 KB)

Thematic Review Report

A Thematic Review of the medical indemnity legislation has been completed. It involved consultation with key stakeholders including insurers, and medical and midwife professional groups.

Thematic Review of Commonwealth Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation (PDF 653 KB)
Thematic Review of Commonwealth Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation (Word 428 KB)

Enquiries or feedback regarding the reviews can be sent to: [email protected]