Australian Government, Australian Government Actuary

Appendix 2: Eligible practitioners and Run-Off Cover Scheme contracts

Eligible persons

A.2.1 Eligible persons are those who fit one or more of the following eligibility categories at the time the claim (or incident) is first notified to the eligible insurer (section 31(2) of the Act):

  • a person aged 65 years or older who has permanently retired from private practice as an eligible midwife;
  • a person who has not engaged in private practice as an eligible midwife at any time during the preceding three years. (Note: unlike other categories, eligibility does not occur immediately upon ceasing practice);
  • a person who has ceased the person’s practice as an eligible midwife because of maternity;
  • a person who has ceased the person’s practice as an eligible midwife due to permanent disability; and
  • a legal representative of a deceased person who had been an eligible midwife.

A.2.2 Eligible midwife means a person who:

  • is licensed, registered or authorised to practice midwifery by or under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; and
  • meets such other requirements (if any) as are specified in the Rules.

Provision and notification of compulsory run-off cover

A.2.3 Under an arrangement in force with the Commonwealth, MIGA is required to notify eligible midwives of their entitlement to run-off cover and then to provide that cover to them.

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