The free choice of the child and youth dental services contacted

25. september 2009  
Filed in Fritvalgsordning, Directory

With a new law from 2004 that opened up for greater choice and flexibility in child and ungdomstandplejen. All children and young people under 16 years are entitled to free dental treatment in the municipal dental care. But in 2004 introduced a so-called fritvalgsordning which made it possible to choose freely among the municipality's tandplejetilbud or to receive municipal dental care in private dental practice of your choice.

The law of 2004
The local councils are by law obliged to provide free of charge dental treatment in the municipal dental care to rådigheder for children and young people under 16 years of age. With the amendment to the act was given access to children and young people under 16 years of age, that wants a different treatment than the municipality makes available, free to choose to receive treatment in the private dental practice of your choice, or by another of the municipality's dental clinics.

This change in the law from 2004, also opened up to the municipalities got the freedom to outsource the municipal dental care, so that one or more practicing dentists in the future can carry out the municipality's child and youth dental services contacted.

Economy
Children and young people under 16 years

The children and young people under 16 years of age who elect to receive another offer on dental treatment than the municipality, free of charge, make available, can be charged a co-payment and reimbursement for the treatment, if there is talk about the choice of dental care in another member of the municipality's dental clinics.

If you require dental treatment from a private dentist, there is a self-payment of 35% of the cost of both investigation and treatment. The municipality may impose additional requirements for particularly expensive treatments, about that one must first apply to get the treatment approved.

Young people of 16 and 17 year
For young people aged between 16 and 17 years old have a free choice among the municipality's tandplejetilbud and private dentists without any form of user fees. However, there are also to make an agreement with the municipality prior to processing.

Fritvalgsordning in your municipality
Information about the scheme with free choice of dental care in your municipality, should at any time be found on the municipal website. The easiest way to your municipality's website is via region websites, as there is a overview of on www.regioner.dk

You can also contact the local dental office or the municipal dental clinic one already attached.