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This instrument amends the Medical Indemnity Rules 2020 and the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Rules 2020 to extend the temporary Run-off Cover Scheme exemption from 17 May 2022 to 21 October 2022.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Registered 16 May 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
To be repealed 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment (Eligible Run‑off Claims) Rules 2022

I, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following rules.

Dated 13 May 2022

Greg Hunt

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Medical Indemnity Rules 2020                                                                                                            2

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Rules 2020            2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment (Eligible Run-off Claims) Rules 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

17 May 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following:

                     (a)  the Medical Indemnity Act 2002;

                     (b)  the Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Act 2010.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Medical Indemnity Rules 2020

1  Division 1 of Part 5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1Temporary measure relating to eligible run‑off claims

2  Section 23 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

23  Eligible run‑off claims

3  Subsection 23(2)

Omit all the words after “begins to”, substitute:

                   engage in during the period:

                     (a)  beginning on 1 April 2020; and

                     (b)  ending on 21 September 2022.

4  Subsections 23(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (3)  If, at the end of 21 October 2022, the person is still engaged in practice as a medical practitioner, subsection (2) of this section ceases to cover the person at the end of that day.

Midwife Professional Indemnity (Commonwealth Contribution) Scheme Rules 2020

5  Division 1 of Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1Temporary measure relating to eligible run‑off claims

6  Section 11 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

11  Eligible run‑off claims

7  Subsection 11(2)

Omit all the words after “begins to”, substitute:

                   engage in during the period:

                     (a)  beginning on 2 April 2020; and

                     (b)  ending on 21 September 2022.

8  Subsections 11(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (3)  If, at the end of 21 October 2022, the person is still engaged in practice as an eligible midwife, subsection (2) of this section ceases to cover the person at the end of that day.