Consultation on 2018/19 budget, APC fees and disciplinary levies, and other fees

The Council is seeking your feedback on its draft 2018/19 budget, APC fees and disciplinary levies for all oral health practitioners, and other fees.

The Council is required to consult with all stakeholders before approving its budget, fees and levies and publishing them in the New Zealand Gazette.

The purpose of this consultation document is to seek submissions from stakeholders on the:

  • draft 2018/19 budget
  • proposed APC fees and disciplinary levies for dental therapists, dental hygienists (including orthodontic auxiliaries), dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and oral health therapists for the recertification year commencing 1 April 2018; dentists and dental specialists for the recertification year commencing 1 October 2018
  • proposed registration, examination, competence programme, fitness to practice and other miscellaneous fees effective from 1 April 2018.

Submissions are due with the Council by 1 December 2017. The consultation period will enable feedback to be considered by the Council at its January 2018 meeting, prior to giving its approval to the gazetting of the APC fee and disciplinary levy schedule.

Publishing of submissions on the Council’s website

All submissions received will be published on the Council's website shortly after receipt, and will remain there as a public document. For submissions made by individuals, only your name and profession, if you are a registered health practitioner, will be published on the Council's website. All contact details will be removed from your submission.

As this is a public consultation, "In confidence" information will only be accepted under special circumstances. Please contact the Council before submitting this material. The Council holds the right not to publish any derogatory or inflammatory submissions.

To view the submissions received to date, please access our consultation submissions page.

Please feel free to contact the Council at consultations@dcnz.org.nz or 04 499 4820 if you have any further questions.