Expenditure review: Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251213
Title:
Expenditure review: Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS)
Authors:
Department of Finance
Publisher:
Department of Finance
Issue Date:
Nov-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251213
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Dental Treatment Benefits Scheme (DTBS), operated by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs, has its origins in The National Health Insurance Act of 1911. This Act permitted approved societies to include dental treatment as a benefit in their schemes. Subsequent legislation, in 1942 and 1952, extended and redefined the benefits. The most important development at this time was the enactment of the 1953 Health Act. This statute made all hospital and treatment benefits excluding dental, ophthalmic and aural previously provided under the Social Welfare Act, available under the Health Act. The Commission on Social Welfare was unable to ascertain why these benefits were not transferred to the Department of Health under the 1953 Health Act. In 1986 both Departments continued that it was long term policy to have the benefits transferred to the Department of Health. The Department of Health reiterated this policy in a letter in 1988 to the Commission on Health Funding. There has been no policy statement since then by either party, but recent policy developments would appear to have deepened the commitment of the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs to retaining the DTBS.
Keywords:
DENTAL HEALTH CARE; SOCIAL WELFARE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Financeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T14:29:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-06T14:29:45Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251213-
dc.descriptionThe Dental Treatment Benefits Scheme (DTBS), operated by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs, has its origins in The National Health Insurance Act of 1911. This Act permitted approved societies to include dental treatment as a benefit in their schemes. Subsequent legislation, in 1942 and 1952, extended and redefined the benefits. The most important development at this time was the enactment of the 1953 Health Act. This statute made all hospital and treatment benefits excluding dental, ophthalmic and aural previously provided under the Social Welfare Act, available under the Health Act. The Commission on Social Welfare was unable to ascertain why these benefits were not transferred to the Department of Health under the 1953 Health Act. In 1986 both Departments continued that it was long term policy to have the benefits transferred to the Department of Health. The Department of Health reiterated this policy in a letter in 1988 to the Commission on Health Funding. There has been no policy statement since then by either party, but recent policy developments would appear to have deepened the commitment of the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs to retaining the DTBS.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Financeen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL WELFAREen_GB
dc.titleExpenditure review: Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS)en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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