Current consultations

August 2017

16 August 2017

Consultation on patient records and privacy of health information practice standard

The Council has reviewed its Patient information and records practice standards, and as a result has developed an updated draft practice standard—Patient records and privacy of health information. This will replace the existing practice standards, and apply to all oral health practitioners. The consultation document highlights the key proposals. We are now seeking your feedback on the proposals and the draft patient information and records practice standard. The Council values all feedback received during its consultation processes. The consultation process provides practitioners and others with an interest in this area...

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9 August 2017

Consultation on short OHT fee

Dental Council: consultation document on 2017/18 four-month practising fee and disciplinary levy for oral health therapists The Council is responsible for setting annual practising certificate (APC) fees and disciplinary levies for oral health practitioners. As part of the process of setting these fees and levies, the Council is required to consult with stakeholders. As you will be aware, the scope of practice for oral health therapy (OHT) comes into effect on 1 November 2017. The Council has not published any fees under the new scope and is seeking to publish these...

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June 2017

27 June 2017

Consultation on recertification

DC Recertification logo 30 percent We are reviewing the way we recertify practitioners. We are currently in the first phase of consultation on this review. This round of consultation is all about learning how our practitioners see the system—what you see as its strengths and weaknesses and any ideas you have for improvement. Please read our discussion document and the supporting documentation, attached above. We have created a new section on our website dedicated to our recertification review. Find it here. Read all about our review, and New...

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