A performance review of Te Kaunihera Tiaki Niho I Dental Council was undertaken in November 2021 and finalised in February 2022. The independent reviewer was appointed by the Ministry of Health, as required by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act).
We are pleased to report that the review confirms the Council complies with the functions set out in the Act and meets the performance standards set by the Ministry.
The review makes two recommendations for the Council:
- to continue to complete and implement the review of the cultural competence practice standards and the plan for the accreditation standards to be updated to reflect the new cultural safety domain defined in the scope of practice competencies
- to continue the journey with Te Hā for equitable Māori participation and leadership in setting priorities, resourcing, implementing, and evaluating policy within the Council.
The full report is available here.