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Bupa Accreditation Requirements for Professional Associations

Bupa's accreditation requirements for Professional Associations include, as a minimum, the following guidelines:

  1. The Association has a properly drafted Constitution and procedures for distributing the Constitution to its members;
  2. The Association has and will ensure that its members comply with a properly drafted code(s) of ethical conduct and practice;
  3. The Association has notified Bupa of each type of profession in which its members practice, the criteria for each type of profession and the procedures which apply to a prospective member seeking to join that Professional Association;
  4. The Association members have current and adequate professional indemnity and public liability insurance;
  5. The Association has a detailed and rigorous ongoing professional education program;
  6. The Association has a review mechanism for complaints from the public (including those from patients, health funds, and other practitioners) with formal, fair, transparent and exhaustive procedures;
  7. The Association can submit information electronically to Bupa in a format acceptable to Bupa;
  8. The Association operates and maintains an up to date web site for the Professional Association that provides adequate and useful information and links for its members and the public;
  9. The Association operates and maintains a detailed membership database (including information on each member’s public liability and professional indemnity insurance, senior first aid qualification expiry dates and continuous education status);
  10. The Association provides access to nominated Professional Association officials during business hours; and
  11. The Association has membership terms that address all applicable laws including privacy and health and safety laws.