Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017

Duty of medical practitioner — indemnity

5. The Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 38:

“Duty of medical practitioner — indemnity

38A. (1) A registered medical practitioner shall ensure that the minimum level of indemnity (if any) applicable to him or her is in place at all times during which the practitioner’s registration continues.

(2) A medical practitioner who contravenes subsection (1) shall, not later than 14 working days after the contravention occurs, give notice in writing to the Council of the contravention and particulars of the matters giving rise to the contravention (and whether or not the practitioner has, subsequent to the contravention, ceased to contravene that subsection).”.