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Claiming

You need to submit an application to claim under the Run off Cover Indemnity Scheme.

You’ll need a separate Medical Indemnity payment application for each member or policy holder subject to the same claim.

We’ll give your Medical Indemnity payment application a unique claim reference number. You must use the claim reference number for all claims or correspondence relating to this claim.

Submit 1 application if the member or policy holder is part of multiple claims for the same patient or plaintiff and incident. For example, there might be a coronial inquest and a civil claim.

What you can’t claim under ROCS

You can’t put in a claim under ROCS for:

  • incidents or a series of related incidents which didn’t occur within the course of, or in connection with, a person’s practice as a medical practitioner
  • incidents or a series of related incidents notified to the insurer before 1 July 2004
  • incidents or a series of related incidents the MDO or MII is not liable to pay in relation to the claim
  • insurer to insurer payments
  • incidents or a series of related incidents not normally covered in the MDO’s or MII’s ordinary course of business  

Amounts you can’t claim

In the Medical Indemnity payment application you need to deduct any amounts:

  • other parties are responsible for, or
  • that relate to incidents or claims not payable under ROCS

Claiming High Cost Claim Indemnity Scheme as part of ROCS

Where the total cost of the Medical Indemnity payment application exceeds the relevant High Cost Claims Scheme (HCCS) threshold, complete the ROCS Medical Indemnity payment application only.

High Cost Claims Scheme thresholds

Notification date HCCS threshold
1 January 2003 to 21 October 2003 (inclusive) $2,000,000
22 October 2003 to 31 December 2003 (inclusive) $500,000
1 January 2004 to 30 June 2018 (inclusive) $300,000
On or after 1 July 2018 $500,000

Read more about the High Cost Claim Indemnity Scheme.

Filling out the application

You must apply for ROCS using the approved Medical Indemnity payment application.

You must use the same Department of Human Services' claim reference for all subsequent claims or correspondence about the same claim.

Fill out:

Statutory declarations  

Statutory Declaration - ROCS - deceased medical practitioner form

Statutory Declaration - ROCS – Medical practitioner aged 65 or older who has ceased private or all remunerated medical practice form

Statutory Declaration ROCS - Medical practitioner ceased medical practice because of maternity form

Statutory Declaration ROCS – Medical practitioner ceased medical practice because of permanent disability form

Statutory Declaration ROCS – Medical practitioner who has not engaged in either private or remunerated medical practice during the preceding 3 years form

Statutory Declaration ROCS – Overseas medical practitioner form

Supporting documents

You must attach supporting documents to your Medical Indemnity payment application. You can’t provide evidence of maternity or permanent disability with a statutory declaration only.

Supporting documents may include:

  • a copy of the death certificate if the member or policy holder is deceased
  • a copy of the visa that permitted the holder to work in Australia  
  • the original maternity or permanent disability certificate completed by a medical practitioner who is not the member or policy holder

If you can’t send a copy of the visa with your application you must attach the original statutory declaration outlining the circumstances satisfying eligibility requirements. The member or policy holder must sign the statutory declaration.

If you can’t give us a copy of the death certificate the legal personal representative of the deceased person must complete the statutory declaration.

There’s a checklist on the Medical Indemnity payment application to remind you of what we need to:

  • verify ROCS eligibility
  • assess whether the claim is payable

Send us the necessary supporting documents to prevent delays in assessing your application.

Page last updated: 6 May 2019

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