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6.7 Midwife Professional Indemnity Scheme

The Midwife Professional Indemnity Scheme gives financial help to eligible insurers who provide indemnity to eligible midwives. The scheme includes a government contribution to help with claims made against midwives. It benefits private independent midwives by providing indemnity insurance policies.

In 2018–19, no claims were made under this scheme.

Administration fees are paid to midwife professional indemnity insurers to compensate for the work they undertake to administer the scheme.

In 2018–19, $142,000 in administration fees were paid.