The Government's Exceptional Claims Scheme (ECS) covers medical practitioners for 100% of the cost of private practice claims that are above $20 million, that is the limit of their medical indemnity contract of insurance. The ECS was formally known as the 'Blue Sky' scheme.
The ECS is fully funded by the Government. Doctors are not required to make a contribution.
Members are eligible if they are medical practitioners whose private practice claims exceed the annual limit of their medical indemnity cover ($20 million) in either one large claim, or an aggregate of many claims.
For more information, please refer to the Department of Health website.