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    RCDSO Consultation on Proposed By-Law Changes

    January 24, 2018

    At its last meeting, the Council of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) considered amendments to RCDSO By-Laws 16, 18 and 28.

    The proposed changes are posted on RCDSO’s website at: http://www.rcdso.org/WhoWeAre/Consultations.

    As part of their consultation process, RCDSO invites feedback on these proposed changes from all their stakeholders, including members of the public. 

    Please ensure that your response is received by the RCDSO on or before February 1, 2018. You can submit your feedback through their website or by e-mail to RCDSO’s Registrar, Mr. Irwin Fefergrad (ifefergrad@rcdso.org).

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    Amendments to the Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations

    January 23, 2018

    On November 15, 2017, under the authority of the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (REDA), Health Canada published amended Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations (Schedule II, Part II - Dental X-ray Equipment) in the Canada Gazette, Part II:

    English - http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2017/2017-11-15/html/sor-dors228-eng.php
    PDF (size 1,836 KB) - http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2017/2017-11-15/pdf/g2-15123.pdf#page=34 

    The amended regulations address modern dental X-ray technologies and align with the current international standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), updated in 2012. These regulatory amendments strengthen Canada’s regulatory system by:

    1) Setting out radiation safety requirements for new and modern dental X-ray equipment;
    2) Addressing a broader scope of dental X-ray technologies; and, 
    3) Requiring manufacturers to provide more information to support optimized equipment use.

    The amended regulations will come into force on May 15, 2018. On that date, dental x-ray equipment sold, re-sold, leased or imported into Canada must comply with the new Regulations. The current Regulations will continue to apply to dental X-ray equipment that was manufactured before May 15, 2018.

    These amendments do not alter existing compliance mechanisms. Compliance and enforcement will continue to be undertaken by Health Canada inspectors under the authority of the REDA and Radiation Emitting Device Regulations.

    It is the responsibility of manufacturers, importers, and distributors to ensure all dental X-ray equipment imported, sold (including re-sale and lease) in Canada meet all the applicable Canadian legislation.   

    If you have questions, please contact the Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau of Health Canada at CCRPB-PCRPCC@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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    2018 Annual Dues

    November 1, 2017

    Invoices for 2018 Annual Dues are available online through myRCDC. Annual Dues are payable by January 1, 2018.

    You may view your invoice and make a payment online with a Visa or Master Card by logging into your myRCDC account. Should you prefer to make your payment by mail, you may download your invoice to send along with a cheque in Canadian funds to our office. We no longer accept credit card payments via fax or telephone.

    If you have not yet activated your online account, please visit www.rcdc.ca/en/activate and enter the email address that we have on file.  Once you have activated your account, please visit www.rcdc.ca/en/login to access the site. Should you have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot password?" link below the log-in button.

    Should you have questions regarding the activation of your account or your Annual Dues, please contact membership@rcdc.ca
     
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