Following its last meeting hosted in Porto on 10 May by the Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, FEDCAR has adopted the following advocacy relating to ethics and corporate dentistry :
«Throughout Europe, all regulated health professionals must comply with legislative codes, regulations and procedures designed to protect the public interest. Several health regulators have the power to apply disciplinary measures for breaches in these requirements.
The European Parliament elections of 2019 will help to define the future direction of the EU. The Federation of Dental Regulators is putting forward four priorities which it urges the newly elected European legislators to focus on.
Manifeste de la FEDCAR pour les élections européennes
Les élections au Parlement européen de 2019 aideront à définir l’orientation future de l’UE. La fédération européenne des régulateurs dentaires propose quatre priorités sur lesquelles insister auprès du législateur européen nouvellement constitué.
Access to healthcare includes the following dimensions: a) population coverage; b) affordability of healthcare (cost-sharing); c) basket of care; and d) availability of healthcare (distance, waiting times).
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.
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
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.
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.