You may have heard that, effective March 31, 2014, all RNs and RPNs practicing in Ontario must have Professional Liability Protection (PLP).
SEIU Healthcare is proud of the critically important work nurses do every day keeping Ontarians healthy. That is why we are thrilled to report that we have you covered!
SEIU Healthcare will cover the full cost of Professional Liability Protection for every nurse in good standing, with no added cost to the member.
PLP will cover medical malpractice. In most cases, it includes failure to meet a 'standard of care' or failure to deliver care that a reasonably prudent nurse would deliver in a similar situation.
Most common malpractice claims against nurses include:
- Failure to follow standards of care
- Failure to use equipment in a responsible manner
- Failure to communicate
- Failure to document
- Failure to assess and monitor
- Failure to act as a patient advocate
SEIU will work closely with our insurance provider to ensure our nurses are covered. If you are an SEIU RN or RPN and haven't already done so, please call the Member Resource Centre (MRC) at 1-877-MRC-SEIU (672-7348) to update your contact information, which will be sent to the insurance provider.
If you do not receive your insurance certificate by May 31, 2014, please call the MRC. Sisters and Brothers, we hope you enjoy this added benefit to your SEIU Healthcare membership.