Dental Board of Australia - What will it mean to me?
Friday, April 30, 2010
In March 2008 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided to establish a single national registration and accreditation system for 10 health professions, for introduction on 1 July 2010. The Dental Board of Australia has now been established under the Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008.
The attached article is designed to provide you with:
• some relevant information as to how the introduction of the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) will impact on you;
• general background to changes that will be introduced;
• details of what will be required of you in becoming registered with this new board;
• a summary of registration standards that will be applicable.
Transition arrangements are in place to support the safe transition of registrants into the national scheme. Current Boards will send you registration renewal reminders to encourage you to renew early and will process all applications received before 30 June 2010. There will be a single Agency (AHPRA) supporting the boards and the implementation of the national scheme. AHPRA will have an office in the capital city of each State and Territory. AHPRA will process all applications received after 1 July 2010 under the new registration standards.
The DBA has developed registration standards which have been approved by the Ministerial Council. All registered practitioners must comply with the registration standards when they take effect on 1 July 2010.
A short summary of the standards is included within the article. However, practitioners are required to be familiar with the full standards and in particular, with how they apply to them. The full standards can be accessed below or at: www.dentalboard.gov.au
Other Useful Links:
+ Dental Board of Australia
+ Approved Registration Standards
+ The National Law