As a delivering hospital you want to provide the best possible coverage for your patients. Additionally, you want to have the best possible coverage for your facility. Participating in the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program provides both should a qualifying birth occur.

1. Best Possible Care For Children – Obviously no one desires a birth-injury to occur. Unfortunately, they do. In the case of a qualifying birth, the child will receive a lifetime of medical care and many other benefits including housing and transportation assistance, and even a worker’s compensation style benefit between the ages of 18 and 65. According to a recent Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report, children in the Birth-Injury Program fare better than children receiving a tort remedy.*

2. No Expensive & Time Consuming Court Case – Through this unique program, should a qualifying birth-injury occur, you would not face an expensive and possibly difficult court case. Qualifying births are handled administratively through the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

3. A Malpractice Insurance Credit – When you participate, you are entitled by law to a malpractice coverage credit from your malpractice insurance company. This credit varies by each insurance carrier.

4. A No Fault Approach – The purpose of the Birth-Injury Program is to assure access to care and to care for qualifying children.

5. Begin At Any Time – You can become a participating provider at any point during the year and the fee will be prorated. (However, by law there is a 30-day waiting period before coverage becomes effective.)

To become a participating provider just complete this simple agreement.

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