Incentivising Better Patient Safety (IBPS) Attestation

We’re pleased that Victorian maternity hospitals are committed to the objectives of the VMIA Incentivising Better Patient Safety (IBPS) program and have been working hard to meet the eligibility requirements. We thank you for your support.

You can find out more about eligibility requirements in the FAQs of the Operating Manual [PDF, 2.69MB, April 2022 version].

The attestation period for 2021–2022

The 2021-2022 IBPS attestation period starts on Monday, 9 May 2022 and closes Friday, 20 May 2022 at 5pm.

All sections of the attestation form need to be completed and the form returned to by 5pm on Friday 20 May 2022.

Download the IBPS attestation form and instructions [DOCX, 717KB].

How do I know if I will receive my refund?

Check the progress of your refund on the VMIA Portal.

When will I get my refund?

If successful, you’ll receive your refund(s) by July 2022. We pay refunds via electronic funds transfer (EFT), accompanied by a refund invoice.

If your bank account details have changed since 20 June 2021, it’s important you change them in the VMIA Portal. Alternatively, complete a VMIA Supplier Registration Form [PDF, 145KB] and email it with a deposit slip to

Will VMIA contact my hospital to understand how we implemented the IBPS program?

We’ll be having conversations with some successful hospitals in the next financial year, just to make sure the IBPS program has been properly implemented and is delivering value for the Victorian community. You’ll need to keep your education and training records maintained in order to support this conversation. You might also find our IBPS Training Tracker helpful in managing your records.

Any questions?

You can call us on 9270 6990, or email us at – we’re always here to help.