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Liability and Accident Insurance for Students

Professional Liability Insurance

All dietetic interns should consider our liability insurance program designed to provide you with important protection from lawsuits in which you may be named for Malpractice, Bodily Injury, Property Damage and Personal Injury. Practicum students may be eligible to have their liability insurance premium waived. Click here for policy details.

Home & Auto Insurance

Dietitians of Canada has negotiated a group home and auto insurance program for members through Waterloo Insurance (a division of The Economical Insurance Group) and LMS PROLINK Ltd. You are eligible to save up to 60% on your premiums in addition to our special group discount. Click here for details.

Accident Insurance for Dietetic Interns/Practicum Placement Students and Candidates

Dietitians of Canada can sell Accident Insurance to student and interns in DC accredited internship and practicum programs or to those doing practicum upgrading to gain registration status with a provincial dietetic regulatory body provided that the individual is a DC member or qualifying member.

The accident insurance policy covers bodily injury caused by an accident, provided that the injury is sustained while performing the normal and regular duties of the occupation (i.e. dietetic intern training). The policy includes coverage for accidental medical and dental expenses, as well as, benefits related to accident death or disability.

Summary of coverage:

  1. Accidental Death, Dismemberment, loss of speech and/or hearing - $100,000.00
  2. Repatriation Benefit - $5,000.00
  3. Permanent and Total Disability - $100,000.00 less any amount paid under the Specific Loss Schedule
  4. Accident Weekly Indemnity - $150.00 per week up to 104 weeks
  5. Accident Dental - $500
  6. Accident Medical - $5,000
  7. Funeral Expense - $3,000
  8. Rehabilitation - $5,000

The premium for 2019-2020 is $7.00 per each month of coverage. The coverage year runs from September 1 to August 31. It is possible to purchase coverage for a partial year, but not for less than 3 months. A certificate of insurance will be issued upon receipt of payment.

To purchase coverage, please contact Teri Trigueros   at the DC office, in writing, at with your name, address, date of birth, location of internship placement and start and end dates of your internship, or mail in your completed application form.

Payment is accepted by cheque only. The cheque must be payable to Dietitians of Canada and may be sent to 99 Yorkville Ave., Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5R 3K5.

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