Nutrition Council Australia (NCA) members who wish to operate as Nationally Recognised Nutritionists (NRN’s) that work directly with clients within the limitations of the NCA endorsed Scope of Practice are required to have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability & Products insurance.
As a Nutritionist, you provide advice and counselling about diet, food, and nutrition. Most clients would take on your advice and achieve great results, but there is always a chance that a client may experience an unforeseen reaction to your advice or misinterpret part of your plan, which could lead to them holding you legally liable and ask you to pay damages.
For example, you may have meticulously researched an eating plan for a client but a previously undiagnosed allergy to a food type activates an allergic reaction.
Professional Indemnity insurance is intended to help protect you if something goes wrong while you’re providing professional services to your client. Such as a third party alleging that you have been negligent in performing your services or giving advice, and as a result, they have suffered injury or financial loss.1
Aon is the approved insurance broker for Nutrition Council Australia, and can provide you with insurance cover, risk advice and claims support. The Aon Health Combined Professional Indemnity and Public & Products Liability insurance for Nutritionists that Aon arranges includes:
– Flexible Professional Indemnity cover limits1
– Unlimited retroactive date1
– Run off cover1
– 2 hours complimentary legal advice per policy, annually1