Standing Council on Health
10 August 2012
Australian Health Ministers met in Sydney today for a meeting of the Standing Council on Health (SCoH). The meeting was chaired by Dr Kim Hames, WA Minister for Health.
Professional Indemnity Insurance for Privately Practising Midwives.
Ministers agreed to an extension of the professional indemnity insurance exemption for privately practising midwives until June 2015. This will mean that privately practising midwives will continue to be covered by the national registration and accreditation arrangements.
The Commonwealth agreed to vary the determination on collaborative arrangements to enable agreements between midwives and hospital and health services.
Ministers agreed that WA would develop a paper on longer term arrangements and that this would be presented at the November meeting of Ministers.
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