Legal Protection Plan

Protection for those times when you need a lawyer

Navigating the Canadian regulatory and legal system can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Legal costs can have a considerable impact on your bottom line. To help transfer some of the risk of these unanticipated and potentially large legal expenses, all licensed Nova Scotia Dental Association members are automatically protected by the Legal Protection Plan.

You don’t have to sign up or register, coverage is automatically included with your membership.

What’s Covered

With the Legal Protection Plan1 from DAS and CDSPI you can focus on dentistry with peace of mind knowing you have easy access to legal advice plus coverage for legal representation to support your defense should you be faced with a disciplinary investigation or hearing related to your profession.

A Legal Protection Plan to safeguard your career

As a practicing dentist, you need to think about managing those risks that could leave you financially or professionally vulnerable. The Legal Protection Plan1 provided by DAS Legal Protection Inc., includes the following:

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Unlimited access to the legal helpline
1.877.255.4269

As part of your coverage, your policy provides unlimited access to the DAS Legal Helpline with no deductible.

A helpline lawyer will provide you with information and assistance on any legal matter, even if it is not listed as a covered event in the policy. For example, although Family Law issues are not covered under this policy, the lawyer will be happy to provide general information on your issue.

Unlimited, no cost and confidential access

General assistance for any legal question

The Helpline is available from 8:00 am to midnight local time, 7 days a week. In addition, DAS facilitates access to a lawyer twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week, in emergency situations. Calls to this service may be recorded.

You also have the option to call and schedule a time for a Helpline lawyer to call you back when it is most convenient for you.

If your legal issue is covered under the policy, the lawyer will then give your file to the DAS Claims department who will contact you to discuss how your claim will proceed.

The Helpline Lawyers will not read or write documents on your behalf.

Disciplinary Hearings and Investigations Legal Expense Coverage

In the event an allegation is made against you, Legal Expense Insurance provides support for legal expenses when responding to provincial regulatory bodies.

Up to $10,000 per claim and $50,000 aggregate each policy year

$1,000 deductible per claim

If you have any questions or would like to get objective advice from one of our
non-commissioned insurance advisors*, please contact us at 1.800.561.9401 or insurance@cdspi.com.

*Restrictions may apply to advisory services in certain jurisdictions.

About DAS Legal Protection Inc.

DAS Legal Protection Inc. (DAS) is the Canadian market leader and managing general agent specializing exclusively in Legal Expense Insurance. Working with brokers and corporate partners, we create access to justice solutions so Canadian individuals, families and business owners can exercise their rights, preserve their budget and be confident when facing an unforeseen legal event. DAS Legal Protection Inc. (DAS) Legal Expense Insurance policies are underwritten by Temple Insurance Company, the insurance carrier of Munich Re in Canada.

To learn more, please visit www.das.ca.

 

Contact DAS

If you have a legal question or want to make a claim because you have been notified of a disciplinary investigation or hearing please contact the Legal Helpline immediately at:

1.877.255.4269

1Full coverage details, terms and conditions (including deductibles, policy limits, restrictions and exclusions) are set out in the insurance documents and policy wording for this plan.