This report has been prepared to comply with certain requirements of the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 (Medical Indemnity Act). Section 34ZW of the Medical Indemnity Act provides for a report on aspects of the Run-Off Cover Scheme (the Scheme) to be published each year on the Department of Health’s website. The report is required to contain a statement of the:
- number of persons eligible for membership of the Scheme;
- total Run-Off Cover indemnity payments (ROC indemnity payments) paid by the Commonwealth during the financial year, including claims handling and administration expenses;
- total Run-Off Cover support payments (ROC support payments) paid to the Commonwealth during the financial year; and
- a projection of the Commonwealth’s liabilities in relation to amounts of Run-Off Commonwealth contributions in future financial years.
This is the sixteenth report that has been prepared under section 34ZW of the Medical Indemnity Act. It relates to financial year 2019-20. The fifteenth report was tabled in Parliament on 31 August 2020. The requirement for the report to be tabled each year in Parliament has since been removed.