The recent Medical (Amendment) Act 2012 and Medical Regulations 2017 stipulate that all doctors must have indemnity insurance before they can renew their Annual Practising Certificates (APC). The said amendment comes into effect on 1st January 2019. As such, all doctors renewing their APC from 1st January 2019 has to provide evidence of professional indemnity cover for the approved period in the APC.
Pursuant to the said Amendments, our MEDEFEND Scheme (formerly known as MPI) provides doctors the option of obtaining coverage for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 18 months (on a pro-rata basis) i.e.:-
- All MEDEFEND renewals/applications BEFORE 1st July 2018 will be provided coverage upto 31st December 2018; and
- All MEDEFEND renewals/applications AFTER 1st July 2018 will be provided coverage upto 31st December 2019.