Submission to the Dental Practice Board of Victoria for the Codes of Practice, April 2001
Dental Practice Board of Victoria (DPBV) (estab. 2000)
Soft card cover ring bound document. Submission to the review of the Dental Practice Board of Victoria's Codes of Practice by the Victorian Dental Therapist Association, April 2001.
Insert stapled pages covering the Dental Practice Board of Victoria requirements for organisations to comply with the new Codes of Practice. The pages also include the Practice of Dentistry by Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists Code of Practice.
To implement The Dental Practice Act 1999 (The Act), the Dental Practice Board of Victoria (DPBV) was formed in July, 2000 with 11 members comprising five dentists, two dental prosthetists, two lay members, one lawyer, and most notably, one dental auxiliary.
As the DPBV’s role was to set the standards for the regulation and provision of dental care within the intent of The Act, one of its primary functions was to establish various Codes of Practice and Guidelines for the practice of dentistry in Victoria.
Specific committees were required to provide expert advice to the DPBV. One of these committees was The Dental Auxiliary Advisory Committee which was formed in October 2000. (In 2010 Dental Practice Board of Victoria Abolished)
The development of the Code of Ethics developed by the VDTA in 2001-2002 provided the basis for the national standards which were adopted in 2003 by both ADTA and VDTA Inc.
The principles addressed in our Code of Ethics are:
Respect –to maintain courteous regard for individual autonomy
Confidentiality –to maintain privacy and discretion
Veracity and Informed consent –to maintain honest meaningful communication
Beneficence, No-maleficence and Quality Assurance – to do good, to do no harm and the active promotion of this good
Justice – to provide what is deserved based on need
Responsibility to the profession – to adhere to the obligations and responsibilities of the dental therapy profession before colleagues and others.
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