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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin November 2011
6 NOVEMBER 2011 latest news dEnTAL PRACTITIOnERS RUnnInG OUT Of TIME? REnEW OnLInE And On TIME nEW GUIdELInES On SUPERvISIOn (LIMITEd REGISTRATIOn) Dental practitioners with registration due to expire on 30 November 2011 have just weeks left to renew online and on time. About 17,900 dental practitioners across Australia are due to renew their registration by 30 November – the annual registration renewal date for the profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Dental Board of Australia (DBA) Chair, Dr John Lockwood, said all registered practitioners in the National Scheme were responsible for renewing their registration on time. “The job of the Board – with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – is to make this as simple and straightforward as possible,” Dr Lockwood said. The quickest and easiest way to renew registration is online at www.dentalboard.gov.au. The DBA has reinstated a late registration renewal fee for 2011-12 registration. The late fee had been suspended for the first year of the National Scheme. Dr Lockwood said the late fee applied to practitioners who submit an application to renew during the ‘one month late period’ built into the National Law. The late fee is payable in addition to the annual renewal fee. There are significant consequences for individual dental practitioners who do not renew on time in the National Scheme. Under the National Law, practitioners who do not renew registration within one month of their registration expiry date must be removed from the National Registers. Their registration will lapse and they will not be able to practise dentistry in Australia until a new application is approved. Neither the Board nor AHPRA have any discretion about this under the National Law. Dental practitioners who forget to renew their registration by 30 November 2011, or within the following one month late period, can apply to AHPRA for a fast-track application for registration. These practitioners should note that they are not able to practise in their profession until their fast-track registration application has been processed and approved. Fast-track applications incur a fee. For more information visit www.dentalboard.gov.au – FAQ and Fact Sheets. For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers). New Guidelines have been developed by the Dental Board of Australia (the Board) under section 39 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law). A number of the Limited Registration – Registration Standards (the Standards) for dental practitioners require the Limited registrant to have a supervisor and in addition, some supervisors of Limited registrants are required to provide supervision plans and reports to the Board. The Standards establish the requirements of the Board in relation to a supervisor, supervision plans and supervision reports. The purpose of supervised practice is to ensure that these Guidelines provide further detail in relation to the requirements of the Standards and the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and the requirements of a supervision plan and supervision report. The new Guideline can be viewed at: www.dentalboard.gov.au/ Codes-Guidelines/Policies-Codes-Guidelines.aspx. SUCCESSfUL RECIPIEnTS Of AdA InC. GRAdUATE STUdEnT SCHOLARSHIPS Federal Executive granted ADA Graduate Student Scholarships to the following Griffith University students: Amit Shah Anthony Fisher Belinda Hasegawa This scheme provides for graduate students in course work specialty training programs to be able to travel interstate to complete components of their course work. The level of sponsorship is $4,000 per dental school per year. Congratulations on behalf of the Australian Dental Association and its members are conveyed to the recipients of these Grants.
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