01 Dec 2015
The Medical Board of Australia has today published the revised registration standard for Professional indemnity insurance arrangements for Australia’s 100,000 registered medical practitioners.
The revised standard takes effect on 1 January 2016 and is being published now to support a smooth transition.
The revised standard will replace the current standard. Registered medical practitioners must ensure they comply with the revised PII registration standard from 1 January 2016.
The revised Professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard has not changed significantly. It has been reformatted and reworded to help registrants and applicants understand and comply with it.
There are two substantive changes:
The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council approved the revised standards on 27 August 2015. The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included public consultation. National Boards have published consultation reports summarising the consultation processes, the logic for any changes and proposed next steps, including planned further work. The submissions to the public consultation are published on the past consultations page.
The new registration standards for CPD and recency of practice will commence 1 October 2016, to align with the registration renewal period for most medical practitioners. The four registration standards for limited registration will commence in the first quarter of 2016 (date to be confirmed). More information will be available on the Board’s website in early 2016.
The following additional resources about the revised standards are available on the AHPRA website.