Advice and support

MIPS receives around 5,000 clinico-legal contacts from members each year. Of these, only a small fraction end up becoming a claim. In most cases, MIPS can provide advice that either helps prevent an incident from becoming a claim or assists a member to further protect themselves in the event of a claim. The following pages outline common questions asked by our members


What happens when...
Frequently asked questions about potential professional adverse scenarios
✔ COVID-19 resources
FAQs and resources for working during the COVID-19 pandemic for dcotors and dentists
Navigating the ‘fitness to drive’ assessment
Guide for healthcare practitioners to assess an older patient’s fitness to drive with a brief outline of differing laws in each state.
Why should I insure my clinic?
Although your individual MIPS membership includes indemnity insurance that can respond to your direct treatment of a patient, and supervision of others, here's why you also need to cover your practice
Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020
A short guide for health practitioners to become aware of the constrains under this new legislation in Victoria to comply with the regulatory directives.
Practising with care: Resolving challenging patient interactions
How to deal with challenging patient interactions
Employment contracts – Making them work for you
Do you understand the agreement in your employment contract? Do you know your rights?
Administering vaccines: You and your practice
Many practices will be administering the vaccine and should assess the potential liability of the practice and its staff and consider insurance coverage associated to these wider vaccine-related liabilities beyond the individual practitioner.
How to avoid diagnostic errors in the ED
How to avoid diagnostic errors in the ED
Medico-legal safeguards when setting up a private practice
Choose the right structure when creating a private medical practice company
Dentist wins against negative Google review
How a well-known periodontist in Melbourne, commenced proceedings against a patient alleging that she defamed her in four publications on Google reviews.
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