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Dental Industry Welcomes Health Minister's Reappointment

Dental Industry Welcomes Health Minister's Reappointment

18th Jul 16

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Summary —

The reappointment of the Hon. Sussan Ley MP as Minister for Health as been welcomed by ADIA as an opportunity to continue the process of removing the red-tape associated with the manufacture and supply of dental products.

Key Issues For Consideration —

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) have welcomed the reappointment of the Hon. Sussan Ley MP as the Minister for Health.

In welcoming the appointment the ADIA Chief Executive Officer, Troy Williams, said continuity in the health portfolio through the appointment of Minister Ley is important to the dental industry, particularly given the ongoing reform to therapeutic product regulation in Australia and ADIA member's work in this area. 

A major reform priority for the Minister will be to ensure that the regulatory system for dental products is consistent with the principle that if a system, service or product has been approved under a trusted international standard or risk assessment, then regulators such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) should not impose any additional requirements for approval in Australia.  This position was adopted by the government in October 2014 and means that the latest and most innovative patient treatment options can be introduced in a timely fashion without unnecessary regulatory hurdles.

In actively lobbying for reform, ADIA is working towards a regulatory framework for dental products that is based on a risk management approach designed to ensure public health and safety, while at the same time freeing industry from any unnecessary regulatory burden.

As part of this work, ADIA has met with the Minister a number of times this year to discuss improvements to the regulatory framework for dental products. These discussions, combined with the work of the ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee, pave the way for continued reform to Australia's regulatory systems.

Member Engagement —

On matters concerning dental product regulation ADIA Board and staff receives advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee.

Currency of Information —

This update was issued on 18 July 2016 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations.

Disclaimer —

The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 


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