26 Sep 2018
Since the start of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme), the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) has moved incrementally from the prescriptive requirements for scope of practice to implement changes that encourage a responsive, risk-based approach that aligns with the Regulatory principles of the National Scheme.
Over the past year the Board has carried out a review of the current Scope of practice registration standard and associated regulatory documents. The Board has heard from the profession and community about the proposed changes. Submissions can be viewed on the Board’s website under Past consultations.
The feedback provided is greatly valued and has informed the Board’s proposed revised registration standard (consistent with the consultation version) which it will submit to COAG Health Council for approval.
The Board will inform dental practitioners and stakeholders of the outcome once a decision has been made by ministers.
The proposed key changes aim to: