The Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017 came into effect on 6th November 2017. It is now mandatory for all medical practitioners currently registered or applying to register with the Medical Council to have professional medical indemnity up to a specified level which varies for different specialties. GPs must have cover up to €10 million. All applicants applying to register or renew their registration with the Medical Council must provide evidence of professional medical indemnity or they will not be placed on the register.
Medisec welcomes the introduction of compulsory professional indemnity for medical practitioners which provides further certainty for doctors and patients.
Medisec assures members that The Medisec Master General Medical Practitioners Professional Indemnity Policy underwritten by Allianz PLC provides our GP members with adequate professional indemnity cover to a level of €10 million in the aggregate.
Members can contact Medisec for further information on the new requirements.