Liability Insurance

All students on practicum/internship must register each semester while on practicum/internship to be covered by liability insurance. As long as they are registered, all Northeastern University matriculated students in fields of study requiring malpractice insurance are covered under a professional liability insurance for which they pay a yearly fee. This insurance covers injury to third parties by students doing work or professional studies outside Northeastern University premises that are clearly part of their duties. It does not cover willful misconduct. Students or the clinical placement coordinator can request that the institutional audit, compliance, and risk services office send evidence-confirming coverage to their field site. Students should consult their practicum placement officer, program coordinator, and specialization policies for information about further requirements for liability insurance. If you are not sure if your program is covered under this policy, coverage can be verified through the Office of Institutional Audit, Compliance and Risk Services at extension x5997.