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FEDCAR welcomes the European Commission’s initiative for boosting the services economy and in particular its proposal of directive for a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions (COM(2016) 822 final).

Healthcare professions are indeed the most mobile professions in the single market.

This proposal of directive comes in addition to an acquis communautaire where the relevance of professional regulations in the healthcare sector has already been legitimised by the EU legislator, and also by the European Court of Justice when they are proportionated to the pursued objective of public health.

FEDCAR however regrets two flaws in the proposal of directive that purports to systematise a prior assessment of national rules for any professional service:

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FEDCAR accueille favorablement l’initiative de la Commission européenne pour accroître l’économie des services et en particulier sa proposition de directive relative à un contrôle de proportionnalité avant l’adoption d’une nouvelle réglementation de professions  (COM(2016) 822 final).

Les professions de santé sont en effet parmi les plus mobiles du marché intérieur.

Cette proposition de directive s’ajoute à un acquis communautaire dans lequel la pertinence des règles professionnelles dans le secteur de la santé a été déjà reconnue par le législateur de l’UE, ainsi que par la cour européenne de justice quand ces règles sont proportionnées à l’objectif poursuivi de santé publique.

FEDCAR regrette cependant deux faiblesses dans cette proposition de directive qui veut systématiser une évaluation préalable des règles nationales pour tout service professionnel :

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The International Society of Dental Regulators (‘ISDR’) is holding its 5th conference soon in Autumn (5-6 October, London).

New themes emerging in the regulatory landscape will be addressed i.a. by European Dental Regulators from Europe (Portugal, U.K.) and from North-America (Canada). In addition to the regulator’s perspective, the FDI will share its views too on this evolution.

This conference will come at a time of important legislative developments in the EU.

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On 12 May at its Sarajevo meting, FEDCAR adopted recommendations (in French and in English versions) regarding the use by its members of the Alert Mechanism.

Since the 18 January 2016, more than 11.000 alerts of professional sanctions applied to health professionals and some other professionals have been issued all over the EU.

Among which 6.212 concerned nurses and 2.509 concerned doctors.

Regarding dental practitioners, the British GDC has issued 419 alerts and has received 87 alerts from 9 countries (21 from Denmark) : a total of more than 500 alerts of professional sanctions would have been sent in one year and a half about dentists (available figures in May 2017).

2 remarks have nonetheless to be done.

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What is FEDCAR?

FEDCAR is the Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators.

We bring together European orders and bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioners. We share information and good practices on the regulation of dentists and aim at promoting common positions to the EU legislator regarding initiatives and legislation at European level which affect the regulation of dental professionals.

Spring Meeting in Sarajevo, May 2017
Sarajevo Meeting on 12 May 2017 hosted by the Dental Chamber of Bosnia & in presence of Public Health Ministry of Bosnia
Dental Chambers of Croatia and of Bosnia, Sarajevo, May 2017
Sarajevo Meeting on 12 May 2017 hosted by the Dental Chamber of Bosnia & under the Chair of Dr Edin Muhic, R.I.P.
Autumn meeting on 25 November 2016 in the premises of the French Dental Council / Ordre national des chirurgiens-dentistes
FEDCAR meeting of 25 November 2016 with Canadian and European dental regulators in the premises of the Conseil national des chirurgiens-dentistes, following the signature of the EU-Canada Agreement
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Barcelona meeting, May 2016
Dr Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado (FEDCAR Chair), Cédric Grolleau (ONCD/French Council), Dr Jean-Marc Richard (FEDCAR General Secretary).
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Barcelona meeting, May 2016
Hosted by el Consejo Dentistas
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Barcelona meeting, May 2016
ADEE and FEDCAR gathered around the issue of dental education in Europe.

About FEDCAR

FEDCAR is the Federation of Europeen Dental Competent Autorities and Regulators bringing together European chambers, councils and public bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioner.
Following informal meetings since 2000, FEDCAR – under the former name of “CODE” – was formally created on the 3rd April 2004 by the Roma Declaration.
The mission of Regulators and Competent Authorities is to ensure at the domestic level that practitioners cope with their professional duty and deontology.
Contrary to associations or trades, Regulators and Competent Authorities in FEDCAR deal with any practitioner whatever is the form of his or her exercise: company, independent worker, employed worker in hospital or in university, general practitioner or specialist.

Our Objectives, Code & Position Papers

FEDCAR’s objectives are:

  • > To promote patient safety across Europe
  • > To promote a high standard of dental regulation and of dental care in Europe
  • > To contribute to the safe facilitation of dental professional mobility within the EU

Our Code of Conduct details this threefold concern.

The Code is available on a permanent basis on this site (see the sections at the beginning of the web-site).
We also share information and good practices on the regulation of dentists and we aim to develop opinions and statements on new initiatives and legislation at European level which affect the regulation of dental professionals.

In 2016 our position-paper regards the risks associated with the use of tooth whitening without dental supervision in Europe.

In 2017 our position-papers regard :

  • the use by dental regulators of the Alert Mechanism in Europe regarding sanctions adopted against a dental practitioner (in English and in French languages);
  • the exclusion of Public Health professions from the scope of application of draft Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions, or alternatively, a more balanced approach in this draft Directive of the specificity of Public Health professions as the Legislator already did in other pieces of EU legislation (in English and in French languages).

On an individual basis, members have also participated to Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders‘ initiatives that led to the Portugal Agreement in 2007 and to the major Edinburgh Agreement in 2005 focussing on registration and disciplinary information exchange between health regulators.

Structure

FEDCAR’s Secretariat is located in Brussels, hosted by the French Chamber of Dentists.
FEDCAR holds two plenary meetings a year: a Spring meeting in the country which holds the Presidency that year and an Autumn meeting in Paris.

For further information on FEDCAR & on the conditions for joining it, please contact:
info@fedcar.eu.

Members of the FEDCAR board

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    Dr Edin Muhic, R.I.P.
    Chair

    Dental Chamber of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Contact

  • miguel_angel_lopez
    Dr Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado
    Vice-Chair

    Consejo Dentistas
    (Spanish Council of Dentists)
    Contact

  • Photo of Üllar Kaljumae
    Üllar Kaljumae
    Vice-Chair

    Tervishoiuamet
    (Health Board of Estonia)
    Contact

  • m-richard2
    Dr Jean-Marc Richard
    General Secretary

    Ordre national des chirurgiens-dentistes
    (French Council of Dentists)
    Contact

Country’s members & partners

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Albania
Order of dentists of Albania

Dr Nikoll Deda
President
info@ussh.org.al

Belgium
Conseil de l’art dentaire

Mme Aurélie Somer
Président du Conseil de l’art dentaire
Expert Coordination stratégique des Professions de santé
aurelie.somer@health.fgov.be

Steinberg Pascale
pascale.steinberg@sante.belgique.be

Bosnia
Dental Chamber of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prim. Muhić
stom.komora@lsinter.net

Croatia
Croatian Dental Chamber

Jasminka Polic
Secretary General
hkd@hkdm.hr

France
Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes
www.oncd.org

Dr Jean-Marc Richard
Vice-President in charge of Europe
jean-marc.richard@oncd.org

Hungary
Egészségügyi Engedélyezési és Közigazgatási Hivatal
(Office of Health Authorisation and Administrative Procedures)
www.eekh.hu

Zsolt Bélteki
Head of Department (Migration and Human Resources Methodology)
belteki.zsolt@enkk.hu

Ireland
Dental Council of Ireland
dentalcouncil.ie

David O’Flynn
Registrar
doflynn@dentalcouncil.ie

Italy
Federazione Nazionale Degli Ordini Dei Medici Chirurghi E Dgli Odontoiatri
www.fnomceo.it

Dr Sandro Sanvenero
General Secretary
sandrosanvenero@virgilio.it

Luxembourg
Collège médical du Grand Duché
www.collegemedical.lu

Dr Tom Ulveling
Chargé des Relations avec la FEDCAR
tulvelin@pt.lu

Malta
Medical Council of Malta

Dr David Muscat
President
empire@maltanet.net

Monaco
Collège des Chirurgiens-dentistes

Dr Bruno Michel Fissore
fissore@monaco.mc

Portugal
Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas
www.omd.pt

Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva
President
orlando@orlando.pt

Slovenia
Zdravniška zbornica Slovenije
(Medical Chamber of Slovenia)
www.zdravniskazbornica.si

Diana Terlevic Dabic
Member
diana.terlevic@siol.net

Spain
Illustro consejo general de odontologos y estomatologos de Espana

Dr. Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado
Chair of FEDCAR
consejo@infomed.es

United Kingdom
General Dental Council
www.gdc-uk.org

Patrick Kavanagh

Policy Manager
pkavanagh@gdc-uk.org

Denmark
National Board of Health
Sundhedsstyrelsen Tilsyn og Patientsikkerhed
(Danish Health and Medicines authority Supervision and Patient Safety)

Mette Halberstadt
Overtandlæge (Chief Dental Officer)
meh@sst.dk seost@sst.dk

Estonia
Healthcare Board
www.tervishoiuamet.ee

Üllar Kaljumäe
Director
ullar.kaljumae@terviseamet.ee

Norway
Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel
www.helsedirektoratet.no

Margrethe Limm Ruvina
Senior Adviser
margrethe.limm.ruvina@helsedir.no

Slovakia
Chamber of DentistsMrs Simona Dianiskova
Vice-President
simonadianiskova@gmail.com
Sweden
The Department of Regulations and Licences
SOCIALSTYRELSEN
(The National Board of Health and Welfare)www.socialstyrelsen.se
Switzerland
Office Fédéral de la Formation Professionnelle et de la Technologie
www.bbt.admin.ch

Frédéric Berthoud
Coordinator for diplomas recognition
frederic.berthoud@bbt.admin.ch

Switzerland
Société Suisse d’Odonto-stomatologie

Nadine Facchinetti
Lic. en Droit, LL.M.
Suppléante de la responsable de Division
Responsable du projet LPMéd
nadine.facchinetti@bag.admin.ch

Code of Conduct of FEDCAR for European Dentists

“Compliance with the professional rules regarding, in particular, the independence, dignity and honor of the profession, professional secrecy and fairness towards clients and other members of the profession” is a principle that is recognized by the EU judge and that is encouraged by the EU legislator.

The FEDCAR’s members have therefore agreed with common rules of conduct that should run a dentist’s professional activity anywhere in Europe.

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Contact

FEDCAR

EU Office
Conseil national de l’ordre des chirurgiens-dentistes
Chambre française de commerce et de l’industrie
8 avenue des Arts
1210 Bruxelles – Belgium – +32 2 506 88 44

 

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