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Subject: Liability insurance

Liability insurance

From: Victoria Montana Ryan <eltacorey<-a>
Date: Monday, August 15, 2005
Gordon Lewis <gal [at] artrestore__net> writes

>As I am sure everyone knows by now, AIC and CIPP were presented with
>personal liability insurance as a fait accompli at the annual
>meeting last week. I am sure Eryl Wentworth had the very best of
>intentions, but I doubt that she had enough information to assess
>the following:
>This is the single issue which has the capacity to destroy our

Having been unable to attend the annual meeting this year, I was
quite surprised when a colleague asked if I knew about the Liability
Insurance presented there.  This is an issue of vital importance and
I have heard very little discussion via the DistList.  I have to
agree with Gordon and others that this is something I would be very
reluctant to pursue.  As he rightly points out my "freedom" not to
chose this type of insurance would be "de facto" malpractice.  In
pursuing certain types of bids/contracts this is already an issue.
Since Ms. McQueen pointed out the road less traveled in Britain, I
would also like to hear from our colleagues near and abroad (such as
Canada) as to their position.  I feel as if perhaps it is my own
ignorance for not following this issue within AIC more closely, but
I think AIC owes it to their members, and the members owe it to
themselves, to have a much broader discussion.

Victoria Montana Ryan
Art Care Services

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:10
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 17, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-10-018
Received on Monday, 15 August, 2005

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