I have PII through my employer. What happens if I change jobs during the registration year?
If you change employers during the period of registration, you should check with your new employer that there are PII arrangements in place for you. If not, you will need to arrange your own private PII.
I plan to do a two-day continuing professional development workshop on the weekend. Does the PII in place for my work cover me after hours?
Employer-provided PII arrangements usually provide specific cover for the work you do. If there is a practical component to the workshop, you must check with your employer if you will be covered when undertaking continuing professional development offsite or after hours and, if not, make private arrangements.
I work in a hospital and provide physiotherapy to my son’s football team as a volunteer. Do I need extra insurance cover?
Physiotherapists must have PII arrangements whether the services provided are paid or voluntary. It is unlikely that your employer’s PII would cover your voluntary work.
I teach at a university and work in a hospital at weekends. I will be sitting my specialist exams in another State. Will either of my employer PII arrangements or the Australian College of Physiotherapists cover me for those exams?
The examining college may not provide PII cover for you and it is unlikely that either employer will cover this practice that is outside the terms of your employment. It is advisable to make private arrangements to cover the exams.
I operate under my employer’s insurance and do not provide physiotherapy outside that work; what happens if I come across an accident or injury?
Providing first aid assistance in the case of a medical emergency is considered a “good samaritan” act. It is not necessary to have specific PII arrangements for such an event. However, it is important to make the distinction between assisting in an unexpected emergency and volunteering your services to a sporting or other community organisation. The latter will require PII arrangements to be in place.