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April 2018

11 April 2018

Informed consent - consultation outcome and new practice standard

As a result of consultation with our stakeholders, the informed consent practice standard has been updated. Thank you to those who took the time to share their concerns and expertise during the consultation period between November 2017 and February 2018. The updated informed consent practice standard will come into effect on *14 May 2018*, replacing the two existing informed consent practice standards. Please familiarise yourself with the updated document before the implementation date. The outcome letter and final informed consent practice standard can be accessed here[resources-and-publications/publications/closed-consultations/]. If you have any further comments or questions about...

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February 2018

23 February 2018

Renew your practising status for 2018/19

Annual practising certificates 2018/19– dental therapists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists, orthodontic auxiliaries, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians  Annual practising certificates (APCs) for dental therapists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists, orthodontic auxiliaries, dental technicians and clinical dental technicians expire on 31 March 2018.  The APC and retention application forms will be posted early next week. However, if you don’t receive the printed form, or you simply want to complete your renewal sooner, please download the correct form at the links below. 2018/19 APC form 2018/19 retention form Please be aware that the end...

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19 February 2018

Recertification consultation phase one summary reports

Between June and September 2017 we engaged in the first phase of consultation with the sector about our review of recertification. We want to thank everyone who participated in the first phase of consultation.  We have prepared a summary[http://www.dcnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2017/Recertification-consultation/FINAL-summary-report-phase-one-consultation.pdf] and executive summary[http://www.dcnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Consultations/2017/Recertification-consultation/FINAL-Executive-summary-for-report-phase-one-consultation.pdf] of the main themes and sub-themes from the written submissions and discussions that took place during the forums and webinars. We are currently developing options for a new/revised recertification framework and will be seeking your feedback on these in the coming months. We will keep you updated on the process and timeframes and...

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