Who is responsible for an allied health assistant?

  • Fora assumes all responsibility for the actions of our allied health assistants and provides all the necessary insurances, i.e. Professional Indemnity, Public Liability and WorkCover Insurance.
  • A client’s AHP is not liable for the actions of Fora’s allied health assistant.
    • Allied health assistants do not fall under the professional indemnity insurance of client’s therapists, they are covered by Fora. This said, it is expected that tasks are delegated within the competency of the family or allied health assistant.
    • This means we are responsible for everything an allied health assistant does as long as what you’ve delegated to them is within their competency
      • i.e. if they are following your plan and make a mistake or go out of scope it’s under our liability
      • if you delegate something that is not appropriate for the client or the allied health to do, and then it’s under your liability
  • Fora will remove allied health assistants from any role/s where:
    • there is an unsafe work environment
    • they are not appropriately guided by an AHP”

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