Independent Dental Hygiene Practice Information Required by CRDHA
CRDHA Bylaw Amendments
Under CRDHA Bylaw 11.3, members are required to provide the College with certain information if they are planning to open an independent dental hygiene practice, are currently operating a practice, are making changes to ownership of their practice, or are closing their practice. The Bylaw is quoted below.
Failure to comply with the Bylaws is considered unprofessional conduct under the Health Professions Act. Therefore, members need to keep up to date with any changes to the Bylaws.
Bylaw 11.3 Notice Regarding Independent Dental Hygiene Practices
11.3.1 Any Member who opens or moves an independent dental hygiene practice is required to provide to the College written notification of the name, phone number, fax number (if any), email address (if any) and complete mailing address of the independent dental hygiene practice (the “Requested Information”). The Requested Information must be provided at least thirty (30) days prior to the date on which the independent dental hygiene practice opens or moves.
11.3.2 Any Member who is currently operating an independent dental hygiene practice must provide the Requested Information to the College within thirty (30) days of Council’s approval of these Bylaws, regardless of whether the Requested Information has previously been provided to the College.
11.3.3 Any Member who is currently operating or who opens an independent dental hygiene practice must provide written notification to the College of:
(a) any change in the ownership interests or name of the independent dental hygiene practice and;
(b) the closure of the independent dental hygiene practice.
Such written notification must be provided at least thirty (30) days prior to the date on which the change takes effect or the independent dental hygiene practice closes."
If you are setting up a practice contact Stacy Bryan-Mackie, CRDHA Deputy Registrar and Practice Inspector, at the development stage and prior to purchasing equipment or finalizing your floorplan. Each independent dental hygiene practice will be inspected prior to opening. Contact Stacy Bryan-Mackie ninety (90) days prior to opening to arrange an inspection time.
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