Medical Indemnity Protection Society
MIPS membership affords a number of entitlements and benefits including insurance cover and support should there be a complaint, investigation or legal action as a result of your involvement in any healthcare you provide as a student.
Why do I need membership?
The following provides examples where MIPS has provided support and assistance:
bullying and intimidation by staff
disputes with hospital or university
complaints about taking photographs of patients
complaints from patients relatives about treatment and communication
inappropriate conduct or use of social media
boundary or sexual transgressions (eg intimacy) with patients
mandatory notifications to AHPRA or regulators.
Membership benefits cover approved supervised student healthcare activities
Observation, taking a history or performing the physical examination of a patient
Writing a patient management plan and interpreting investigations
Administration and principles of admitting and discharging patients
Communicating with patients, relatives and staff
Basic clinical activities (dressing wounds, venepuncture, cannulation, suturing, assisting in surgery)
Basic dental activities (scale/clean, oral health instruction, simple extractions, restorations)