The applicant is responsible for providing accurate information. The signing of the declaration indicates an undertaking by the applicant to keep MDS informed and updated, in writing, of any changes to their Personal details and Professional circumstances. Failure to notify changes could result in the suspension of the benefits of the membership and/or its termination. MDS would only assist with any matter arising from an incident from the date of commencement. No assistance will be provided in a matter if the member might have been aware of the matter before the commencement of the membership. MDS may approach the previous professional organisation of the applicant for the history of assistance for which your consent will be requested below. When leaving their previous professional organisation, the applicant should notify them of any adverse incident of which the applicant is aware that could become a request for assistance. The applicant should also check with the previous professional organisation whether any closing payment is required to secure 'run-off' cover for any claims which may arise from an incident pre-dating the end of the member's subscription with the previous organisation.
Withdrawal of application and Cancellation of subscription:
If the application is withdrawn within seven days after submitting to MDS a full refund of the fees paid will be made provided no request for assistance has been received. Thereafter, if cancellation of subscription is requested, the refund will be monthly pro rata, provided no request for assistance or services has been made during this period by the member. If advice has been taken during the membership period, then the member is liable for full payment of the remainder of the annual subscription fees. Cancellation requests will only be processed upon one month’s notice provided by the member in writing.
MDS reserves the right to cancel your membership with immediate effect subject to any breach of the expressed or implied terms and conditions of your membership.
I wish to subscribe to MDS package of services identified in this application. I understand that this will be subject to approval and I consent to MDS or their agents seeking information regarding past and current matters from other professional protection bodies, insurance companies or employers with whom I have had professional membership agreements to the release of the information. I confirm that the information I have given in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that it would be my responsibility to provide accurate information and updating MDS with any relevant changes. Failure to notify may result in the suspension of the benefits and/or the termination of my membership.
Please note that membership is subject to approval. Processing of payment is not proof of membership approval. MDS will write to you once your membership is approved and date of commencement of the same.