Description of Conduct
On 9 March 2023, the Australian Dental Association Inc (the ADA), on behalf of itself and members, lodged an application seeking revocation of authorisation A91340 and A91341 to be substituted with a new authorisation (re-authorisation).
The ADA sought re-authorisation for the making of and giving effect to contracts, arrangements and understandings between 2 or more dentists and/or dental specialists on the fees to be charged for dental services provided in a practice, where the parties operate in a ‘shared practice’ and at least one party is a member of ADA.
Re-authorisation was sought for a period of 12 months.
On 12 April 2023, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation for a period of 12 months. The ACCC also granted interim authorisation for the existing arrangements to continue.
On 25 May 2023, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation for a period of 12 months, until 16 June 2024.
The copy of the ACCC’s final determination is below.
- Australian Dental Association Inc
|Draft Determination & Interim Authorisation Decision|
|ACCC letter to Interested Parties|