The IASW provides Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses cover (no other legal expenses or advice are covered under this policy) to the 'working' membership categories: Full-Time, Part-Time (20hrs or less) and First Year Post Qualify members.
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The IASW is offering a superior insurance coverage, summarised as follows:
IMPORTANT INFO RE: FITNESS TO PRACTISE LEGAL EXPENSE COVERAGE
A) IASW provides members in the 'working' categories with Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses insurance. This insurance will only respond to matters initiated by CORU that have occurred after the inception date of the insurance. Any matters that arose prior to the IASW initial membership date i.e. the date you joined are not insured under this facility.
B) The Fitness to Practise Legal Expenses insurance that IASW have purchased on behalf of members only covers current IASW members. An individual has to be a member of IASW at the time that a CORU process commences. If membership is cancelled or lapsed then the individual concerned no longer has the benefit of the this important insurance.
HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM
As soon as You have a legal problem that You may require assistance with under this insurance (Fitness to Practice Letter of Complaint only) You should telephone the IASW office on 086 024 1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If You need a lawyer to act for You and Your problem is covered under this insurance, the IASW will assist You by submitting Your claim details to Us.
In general terms, You are required to immediately notify Us of any potential claim or circumstances which may give rise to a claim. If You are in doubt whether a matter constitutes a notifiable claim or circumstance, contact the Legal Helpline.
If you are unable to contact the IASW Office un relation to your claim, You can telephone the Legal Helpline on 1890 868 000 for legal advice on any problem occurring under this Fitness to Practice Legal Expenses policy within the Republic of Ireland.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CORU RECEIVES A COMPLAINT?
Click here https://coru.ie/health-and-social-care-professionals/fitness-to-practise/what-happens-when-a-complaint-is-received-about-me/fitness-to-practise-information-for-registrants/ for further information.