Dental Council submissions

The Dental Council responds to external consultations on issues that may have an impact on Council or oral health practitioners, from time to time. This page contains the Council submissions.

Dental Council submissions


Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions discussion paper (May 2017)

Submission on definition of registered health professional and treatment providers - ACC regulations (May 2017)

Submission on amendments to classification wording of articaine, lignocaine and prilocaine (Feb 2017)

Attachment 1 - Appendices

New Zealand Gazette 77 (amended classifications, published on 3 August 2017)

Application to designate oral health therapy as a profession under the HPCA Act (Jan 2017)

Attachment 1-Consultation document oral health therapy scope of practice

Attachment 2-Follow-up consultation oral health therapy scope of practice

Attachment 3-Oral health therapy follow-up consultation outcome

Attachment 4-Oral health therapy scope of practice consultations external stakeholders

Attachment 5-New Zealand Gazette 99

Attachment 6-Competency standards for oral health therapists

Submission on draft Dental Radiology Code of Practice (Dec 2016)

Submission on proposed Radiation Safety Act Regulations (June 2016)

Submission on the draft report of the Australian Productivity Commission Mutual Recognition Agreement and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (July 2015)

2014 Review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (February 2015)

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the recognition of qualifications in higher education (June 2014)

Review of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers Rights (February 2014)

Vulnerable Children Bill (October 2013)

Health Workforce New Zealand - Framing the future:  Proposal paper from the Health Science and Technical Workforces Working Group (August 2013)

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 review submission (October 2012)