Introduction: Nurses are professionals today seen as equal partners with doctors. The authority of the nurse in the exercise of their professional functions is governed by the Regulation of the Minister of Health no. 148/2010 so that nurses can carry out their professional activity. Every job has quite a significant risk, taking up the profession of a health worker or nurse. The authority and duties applied by nurses also have a heavy burden, so they must be covered by insurance. The importance of professional indemnity insurance or professional indemnity insurance for nurses in protecting unwanted risks of infected disease, and anything related to work accidents.Methods: This research using normative legal research methods, using normative legal is case studies in the form of legal behavior products, for example reviewing draft laws. The main subject of the study is law which is conceptualized as a norm or rule that applies in society and becomes a reference for everyone's behavior. In this research also using a conceptual legal approach that includes Burgerlijk Wetboek (BW), to analyzing the insurance law, nursing law, health law, hospital law, and related implementing regulations. Results: It is essential to get coverage from professional indemnity insurance as they only run errands in the hospital. Professional indemnity insurance protects against claims resulting from losses from actions related to nurse profession. Conclusions: Healthcare nurses must be covered by professional indemnity insurance. Hospitals are required to pay premiums.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Claims
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Nurse
  • Professional Liability


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