CMPA - Canadian Medical Protective Association
The CMPA is a mutual defense organization, not an insurance company. Annual membership fees and the income from investments fund a reserve to handle the costs of future claims. This fund should be considered as already spent, as it provides for the costs of future judgments, settlements, legal expenses and administration for claims related to all the medical care given in the past as well as in the current year. Because the CMPA operates on an occurrence basis, members are eligible to receive assistance regardless of when a claim in made. CMPA protection also ensures that compensation is available for injured patients when they are eligible to receive a settlement or court award.
You are eligible for CMPA membership if you are a graduate in medicine and are duly licensed or registered by a provincial/territorial medical regulatory (licensing) authority.