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Optometrists Put On Notice: New PII Arrangements

Optometrists have been put on notice to ensure their professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements comply with the Optometry Board of Australia’s revised standards effective 1 July 2016.

The revised standard applies to all registered optometrists except those with non-practising registration.
According to Optometry Board of Australia, “The new PII arrangements registration standard has not changed significantly. There have been some minor changes to the requirements relating to run-off and retroactive cover to avoid duplication and provide more clarity for optometrists. Some changes have been made to improve the clarity and workability of the standard, and understanding of the requirements and obligations of registrants.”

Optometrists are responsible for ensuring they comply with the new standard by the time they renew their registration, which is due by 30 November 2016.

More information about the new PII arrangements standard, including the brief consultation report, FAQ and a fact sheet, is available on the Professional indemnity insurance arrangements page of the AHPRA website.