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A guide to Medical Indemnity Insurance in Australia

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

Medical indemnity insurers provide specialised professional indemnity insurance for doctors in Australia. They may also provide additional support services, such as a 24/7 direct line to highly experienced medical lawyers for doctors needing advice regarding their legal obligations and potential liabilities in any given situation. All medical indemnity insurers in Australia must meet the minimum  … Read more


AHPRA Investigation: How Forthright Should You Be?

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

When a practitioner finds themselves being investigated by AHPRA, it is usually advisable for them to provide a frank and forthright response. But in the current climate, is this still the best advice? What is AHPRA’s role? AHPRA’s function is to administer the National Law, which aims to protect the public by ensuring that only  … Read more


Voluntary Assisted Dying in Victoria

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

On 21 July 2017 the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying released its 257-page final report, which can be found at www.apo.org.au. ‘Voluntary assisted dying’ has been used in favour of other terms, emphasising voluntariness and reflecting a ‘person-centred’ approach. ‘The Panel is firmly of the view that a person should not be  … Read more


Public & Private Exposures in Medical Indemnity Insurance – Are you Covered?

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

A medical practitioner’s exposure changes depending on whether they work in public and/or private practice, which state they are practising in, employment status, level of experience and what services are provided. While you may have insurance through your employer (including insurance through state governments), it may not cover all of your day-to-day exposures. If you would like to  … Read more


Discover the new way to save on Medical Indemnity Insurance premiums

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

Tego offers affordable medical indemnity insurance, due to personalised risk profiling. Tego brings both competition and a different approach to pricing medical indemnity insurance. This is a good new development for doctors, and the more support we get, the more doctors will ultimately benefit.   While some medical indemnity insurers traditionally offer a “one size  … Read more


Doctors and Business

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

The medical profession holds a unique position in society; being a doctor is a privilege. As such, there are strict ethical guidelines with which we must comply. All medical practitioners should be familiar with the Medical Board’s ‘Good medical practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia’ (‘the Code’), which aims to articulate standards  … Read more


Your Medical Indemnity

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

At this time of year when most medical practitioners are looking at renewing their medical indemnity insurance for the next 12 months, it is time to consider your options – and importantly, know you have them. Contrary to popular belief, not all policies are the same, and not all premiums are the same – you  … Read more


If you haven’t thought about being a rural locum you should, and if you have, here’s why you’re right!

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

Robin Jerome of ZEEP Medical discusses the benefits of working as a locum doctor as a career transition strategy. Even while our regional, rural and remote communities continue to grow, the demand for medical services has never been greater. A Google search for “rural locum needs” quickly demonstrates the worsening shortage of doctors in non-metro hospitals  … Read more


New to Victoria: The Health Complaints Commissioner

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

The Victorian Health Complaints Act 2016 came into force on 1 February 2017, replacing the Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1987. What was previously the Office of the Health Services Commissioner (HSC) is now the Office of the Health Complaints Commissioner(HCC), which has broader powers and responsibilities. The Health Complaints Act augments the state’s  … Read more


Medical 3D Printing Raises Issues With Medical Indemnity Insurance

By Tego Insurance on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in General.

Medical 3D printing (or ‘additive manufacturing’) which creates bespoke anatomical models such as for use in planning complex surgery, not surprisingly raises issues in medico-legal risk and medical indemnity insurance. As with any innovative technique, medical indemnity insurers must strike a balance between not accepting unknown risks, and not impeding medical progress – which have  … Read more