Petition to Allow Private Midwives to be Eligible for Professional Indemnity Insurance or to Be Exempt from Being Required to Enroll in PI
Private Midwives cannot get professional indemnity (PI) insurance to cover them attending homebirths. PI insurance is a registration requirement. The Australian Government currently has an exception in place that permits midwives to attend homebirths. This exemption expires on the 31st December 2016. Without PI insurance or an exemption, midwives will not be able to attend homebirths. No solution to this major issue has been announced. We need to campaign now, please sign the petition below to show your support for independent midwives.