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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin September 2010
8 SEPTEMBER 2010 latest news COME ON BOARD AND BE PART OF THE TEAM Opportunities now exist for you to join your colleagues and contribute to your profession by nominating for ADA Inc. Standing Committees. All those who have served on ADA Inc. Standing Committees have found the experience most rewarding and have enjoyed meeting and working with their colleagues from other Branches. See which committee suits your interests and expertise and nominate now. NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION TO ADA STANDING COMMITTEES At the meeting of the Federal Council to be held on 18/19 November 2010, election of members to the Standing Committees of the Association will be conducted. It is open to any member to lodge nominations for election to these Committees. How to nominate: Appropriate nomination forms should be used and these will be available from Branches. It should be noted that By-Law VI [Committees] requires that the nomination form "...shall provide details of the nominee's experience and offices held and shall indicate willingness of the nominee to act if so elected..." Timing: Completed forms should be in the hands of the Chief Executive Officer no later than four weeks prior to the meeting, i.e., by Monday, 11 October 2010. Nominations are required for the following Standing Committees: • Constitution Committee • Continuing Professional Development Committee • Dental Instruments, Materials and Equipment Committee • Dental Therapeutics Committee • Dental Workforce and Education Committee • Infection Control Committee • Oral Health Committee • Policy Committee • Schedule and Third Party Committee Members who are considering making a nomination to a Committee are advised that access to the terms of reference for each Committee (By-Law VI & VII of the Federal Constitution) are available on the ADA website. If this is impractical, the Federal office will willingly supply photocopies of the relevant sections. Please telephone the Council and Committee Services Manager, Sharon Reid on 02 9906 4412 or email: email@example.com Robert Boyd-Boland Chief Executive Officer QUALITY IN PRACTICE EARLY ADOPTERS DENTAL PRACTICE ACCREDITATION SCHEME Members will have received with this issue of the News Bulletin a letter from ADA and QIP inviting expressions of interest in participating in the Quality in Practice Early Adopters Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (the Commission) has forecast that accreditation for all high risk health services, including dentistry, may be mandatory against the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Service (NSQHS) Standards. As mentioned in the letter to members further information is available by visiting the ADA member website and viewing the News Item "Quality in Practice Early Adopters Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme". Available for viewing and use will be the: 1. NSQHS Standards 2. Information Sheet on the Early Adopters Dental practice Accreditation Scheme 3. Contact details form For those sole practitioners and practice owners wishing to participate in the Scheme, contact Matthew Connor at ADA on 02 8815 3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Quality in Practice on 1300 888 329 by 30 September 2010. As advised in the letter, the advantage of participating in the Early Adopters Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme is that practices will gain first-hand knowledge of the accreditation process, whilst being supported throughout the process by the ADA Inc. and Quality in Practice consultants. Participants will not be required to undergo an on-site practice survey visit. Successful participants will be granted accreditation for one year, and have an additional 12 months to transition to Stage II of the accreditation scheme. Robert Boyd-Boland Chief Executive Officer
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