Professional Liability Insurance – ​What Is It and Why Do I Need It?

Brian Gomes and Maggie Green
Event Type: 
Live Event
General Knowledge
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Presented by Brian Gomes and Maggie Green

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Lunch & Learns are available exclusively to SAC members and associates for free. Webcast is approximately one hour long.

Intended audience: S-LPs, audiologists, communication health assistants and students

Level: Introductory (Assumes little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


This presentation will outline key aspects of the professional liability insurance coverage available to speech-language pathologists and audiologists through SAC. BMS Insurance representatives will provide an analysis of the SAC policy, discuss common claims and identify the benefits of purchasing your own professional liability policy rather than relying on your employer’s coverage.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate their professional liability insurance policy to determine the best coverage for their needs.
  2. Identify the common areas of practice risk affecting speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

This Lunch & Learn is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category I).

Presenter Biographies

Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes is the chief executive officer of BMS Canada Risk Services and works with many of the country’s largest health-care associations. He has more than a decade of industry knowledge and experience and frequently consults and presents on the topic of liability and group risk structures. 

Maggie Green

A registered physiotherapist with a master’s degree in health-care quality, Maggie has over a decade of experience in the health-care sector. She is a frequent speaker on professional liability, risk management, patient safety and medico-legal trends in practice. As national practice leader for BMS Canada Risk Services, Maggie delivers customized claims and risk management services to health-care organizations and their members and associates.

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