Confusion over dental prakas and dental nurses.

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Confusion over dental prakas and dental nurses.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:03 am

Somebody's kid must be a dental nurse.
Gov’t ‘can’t drop’ dental prakas
Mon, 14 November 2016
Yesenia Amaro

Ministry of Health officials on Saturday said they can’t terminate a controversial prakas allowing dental nurses to open their own clinics, and can only modify it – a response that disappointed leaders of dental or-ganisations who on Friday urged Health Minister Mam Bunheang to drop the directive.

Bunheang called a meeting on Saturday after the delivery of the letter, which was supported by several dental groups and requested that the ministry “terminate” the prakas for several reasons, including that dental nurses are not qualified to run their own clinics and that they would pose a risk to the public.

Several health officials couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday, but those in Saturday’s meeting said they were told that under the Cambodian law regarding medical staff, medical personnel have the “ability” or “right” to start their own clinic.

But according to the Law on Management of Private Medical, Paramedical and Medical Aide Practice, “only a dental doctor, dentist or a physician of oral specialty” can open a “private dental or oral consultation and treatment office”.

It was unclear what law the ministry was citing during the meeting...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/g ... tal-prakas
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