MoHFW invites comments on National Dental Commission Bill

Feb 05, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 28, 2020, invites comments of the general public or stakeholders on Draft National Dental Commission Bill on or before February 20, 2020 via e-mail at [email protected].

The Draft National Commission Bill provides dental education system:

(i) that improves access to quality and affordable dental education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality dental professionals in all parts of the country;  

(ii)that promotes equitable and universal oral healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of dental professionals accessible to all the citizens;

(iii)that promotes national health goals;

(iv)that encourages dental professionals to adopt latest dental research in their work and to contribute to research;

(v)that has an objective periodic and transparent assessment of dental institutions and facilitates maintenance of a dental register for India and enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of dental services;

(vi)that is flexible to adapt to changing needs and has an effective grievance redressal mechanism and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

MoHFW proposes to finalise the national Dental Commission Bill for setting up a national Dental Commission and repealing the Dentists Act, 1948.


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