Physiotherapists practising in the Republic of Ireland must be registered with Irelands regulatory body CORU set up under the Health and Social Care Professions Act 2005. The role of CORU is to protect members of the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence. The CORU register for Physiotherapists will open 30th September 2016.
Anyone can bring a complaint to CORU about a registrants fitness to practise, which may involve professional misconduct, poor performance, serious offences, alleged malpractice and the like, which if upheld could seriously affect the registrants ability to practise or their employment prospects.
To protect the interest of registered members the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists has arranged a block legal expenses insurance policy providing members with helplines and access to legal representation up to the limits shown below. The cover is included as a benefit of ISCP membership. Full details of the covers provided and the procedure for notifying claims can be viewed from the downloads available on this page.
Limits & Conditions of Cover
Each member is insured up to €250,000 in respect of any one claim, and up to a maximum of €500,000 in respect of all claims in any period of insurance. The insurance period runs from 30th September each year for 12 months. There is no contribution required from members towards the costs. Complaints will only be covered if first notified to members and reported to insurers during the currency of the insurance. The cover will only apply to incidents which took place after the date of registration, or the 30th September 2016, or the date of ISCP membership, whichever date is the later. For full details of the policy terms and conditions please refer to the policy wording, summary and FAQ documents available as a download from this page.