To adjudicate complex dental claims under the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan and to provide the Department of Health & Community Services with recommendations regarding complex Oral Health matters. The committee shall be assigned the responsibility of reviewing and making recommendations to the Minister regarding complex dental claims, billing patterns and services provided, which are referred to the Committee by the Dental Director.
The committee will consist of: three voting members, all of whom shall be dentists licensed to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador; the Dental Director who shall be a permanent, non-voting member; and the MCP Manager of Claims Processing who shall be a permanent, non-voting member. The Department may appoint one administrative support position as a permanent, non-voting member. The Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association may recommend individuals as candidates for the position of voting members, and the Minister shall consider such recommendations. The Dental Director will be Chairperson.
Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Panel members can enhance the effectiveness of a Panel by bringing a wider range of perspectives and knowledge. Examples of such backgrounds may include:
The following attributes are important considerations in selecting members:
The committee will meet quarterly, and additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the Chairperson. Meetings generally last for three to four hours.
Voting members shall be appointed by the Minister for a three year term. No voting members will serve more than two consecutive terms. A voting member may serve subsequent terms, provided that there is a three year break in service after two consecutive terms.