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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3697..


ACT Health—dental services (Question No 2236)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What is/was the total cost to ACT Health for providing dental services in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2009-10 and (d) 2008-09.

(2) What is the projected cost to ACT Health for providing dental services in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15.

(3) How many full-time equivalent (FTE) dentists does ACT Health dental services employ and what is the approximate cost per dentist.

(4) How many FTE dental hygienists does ACT Health dental services employ and what is the approximate cost per dental hygienist.

(5) What other staff does the dental service employ.

(6) In relation to children and young people under the age of 14 who are eligible for ACT Health's children and young people dental services, (a) approximately how many children and young people are eligible in total, (b) how many children and young people access that service per annum, (c) what are the fees attached to the service, (d) to what extent does those fees differ from fees charged in private dental practices and (e) what is the average waiting time for a child or young person for that service.

(7) In relation to young people between 14 and 17 years of age who are eligible for ACT Health's child and youth dental service, (a) approximately how many young people are eligible in total, (b) how many of those young people access that service per annum, (c) what are the fees attached to the service and (d) what is the average waiting time for those young people.

(8) In relation to to adults who are eligible for ACT Health's adult dental service, (a) approximately how many adults are eligible in total, (b) how many of those adults access that service per annum, (c) what are the fees attached to the service and (d) what is the average waiting time for those adults.

(9) What ACT Health funded dental services can people who are not of the above eligibility criteria access.

(10) In what manner does ACT Health advise parents that their children are eligible for the children and young people dental services.

(11) Are eligible patients reminded annually that they should have a check up; if so, which eligible patients are reminded and how are they reminded.

(12) Has the ACT Government identified any impediments to improving the average waiting times; if so, what are they.

(13) Have any reviews or audits been conducted of the dental services in the last five years; if so, can copies of those reports and audits be provided.


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