Professional Liability Insurance Requirements
ACSLPA requires all members holding a practice permit, including those on the courtesy register providing a health service directly to the public, to hold their own PLI policy. Employer coverage is not acceptable.
In addition to holding your own PLI:
- Requirements are for a minimum $2,000,000.00 coverage per occurrence
- An extended discovery and reporting period of a minimum of two years is obligatory.
Where Can You Access Individual PLI Coverage?
Many insurance companies offer PLI coverage. When seeking coverage, be sure that you are covered to at least include the minimum requirements listed above.
If you are a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) PLI plans are available. Sheppard Insurance is another example of a company that offers PLI to SLPs and audiologists. Information regarding these plans can be accessed at the following links:
SAC – https://www.sac.bmsgroup.com
Sheppard Insurance – http://www.sheppardinsurance.com/insurance.asp?pgcode=pg05
Click here for information regarding the rationale for this policy change and for further information regarding PLI.
Questions? Feel free to contact the ACSLPA office at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org