Consultation on informed consent practice standard

The Council has reviewed its informed consent practice standards and as a result has developed a single draft practice standard which will replace the two existing practice standards, and apply to all oral health practitioners. The Council currently has two informed consent practice standards, one applying to dentists and dental specialists, and the other applying to all other oral health practitioners.

We are now seeking your feedback on the draft informed consent practice standard. We welcome your views and have provided consultation questions on p5 of the consultation document to assist your response. The draft informed consent practice standard is provided as Attachment 1.

The consultation process provides practitioners and others with an interest in this area with an opportunity to have their say. The Council values all feedback received during its consultation processes and all feedback received informs its view as it works towards a final decision.

In accordance with the Council’s guidelines on consultation, we have invited comment from all practitioners, professional associations and societies, the Ministry of Health, district health boards, educational institutions, and other organisations with an interest in this area. The consultation document is also available on our website, with a similar invitation to comment. 

Submissions are due with the Council by end of business on 5 February 2018.


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 or 04 499 4820 if you have any further questions.