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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin July 2011
8 July 2011 FOR LEASE FIRST CLASS MEDICAL SUITES Tim Atkin 0488 559 225 Phillip Apelbaum 0419 559 555 AP078 First Class Medical Suites • Generous Landlord fit out contribution • Spacious waiting room • Excellent staff and patient amenities • On site car parking for 37 cars • Close to public transport Areas 79m2 - 179m2 (approx) Join LapSurgery Australia, Pathology Victoria & Eastern Hear t Victoria Practice in a beautiful building with excellent facilities 2 LANGWITH AVENUE, BORONIA federal executive report • The contractual arrangements relating to the Digital Media Library were reported with Executive being satisfied with current progress. • The Schedule and Third Party Committee’s report was received, indicating that it was proceeding with the development of the tenth edition of The Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary. Dr Martin Webb from Queensland has now been appointed to the Schedule and Third Party Committee. • The CEO reported upon the nib Whitecoat website advising that nib have now withdrawn their Whitecoat website. Discussions will continue with nib in relation to this matter. • Reports were received in relation to recent activities of the Dental Board of Australia (DBA). The DBA had acknowledged the ADA’s submission in relation to the Scope of Practice of Dental Therapists and advised that it was continuing to review this situation. The DBA also acknowledged correspondence from the ADA on the teeth whitening/bleaching interim policy developed by the Board. Similarly, correspondence was noted from the ADA to the DBA which had raised concerns in relation to the mandatory reporting requirements required in the National Law at Part 8 Division 2. Finally, correspondence was noted from the DBA in relation to the ADA’s submission to the DBA on Specialist Registration – Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. The Board indicated that it would consider the recommendations and a report from the Board’s working group was expected shortly. • An interim report was received from the SPC on Dental Practice Accreditation indicating the Australian Commission in Safety and Quality’s on going actions in finalising their Standards. The Committee reported that until these Standards are finalised, implementation of practice accreditation was stalled. However, the Committee will review final drafts of ADA guidelines in respect of practice accreditation. • A report was received and considered by Federal Executive on the development of Medicare locals. The paper and Federal Executive’s recommendations will be submitted to the ADA’s Policy Committee for the development of an appropriate policy. • Federal Executive received a report in relation to the ADA IR and HR Advisory Service developing appropriate guidelines in respect of the introduction of Federal Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. It is proposed that ADA IR and HR will prepare appropriate advisory information for members in relation to what will be required of practices to adapt from existing State and Territory legislation to the Federal legislation. It is also contemplated that appropriate video material will be produced and placed on the ADA website to provide members with further instruction. • A report was received and considered in relation to the Federal government’s budget announcements. A meeting of suitable ADA and other representatives was called to consider the government’s introduction of a Dental Intern Year which was held immediately after the Federal Executive meeting. Federal Executive also considered the issues facing the Ministerial Advisory Council on Dental Health. It put in train steps to ensure ADA representation on this Advisory Council as well as the preparation of suitable information for submission to this Council. • Developments in relation to the implementation of the Federal government’s e-Health initiatives were considered by way of a report from the Special Purposes Committee on e-Health. Federal Executive will next meet on 30 June and 1 July 2011. Robert Boyd-Boland Chief Executive Officer
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