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Orthognathic Surgical Criteria for Adults Class III Malocclusion

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From: Richardt E.

Dear Auckland District Health Board,

I am writing to request a report on how many patients have been provided with publicly funded orthognathic surgery each year, over the past 5 years from Auckland DBH as a total number. I would like this number to then be categorised into how many patients received orthognathic surgery for a Class III Malocclusion (Child and adult categorised).

Additionally, I would like to be provided with a list of the Cephalometric and OPG- X Ray measurement criteria that would qualify an adult patient with a Class III Malocclusion to receive publicly funded Orthognathic surgery (+/- Community Services Card).

Lastly, I would like to be provided with a list of criteria that establishes the waiting times for an adult requiring orthognathic surgery.

Yours faithfully,

E Rich

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From: Priscilla Philip (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board

Dear Richardt

Re: Official Information Request - Orthognathic Surgical Criteria for Adults Class III Malocclusion

Thank you for your email. I am writing to acknowledge your official information request dated 1 October 2021.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and, in any event, no later than 29 October 2021. We will contact you if an extension is required.

“Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, Auckland DHB continues to experience significantly higher volumes of requests for information. Many key Auckland DHB and Auckland Regional Public Health Service staff are currently committed to tasks associated with the current COVID-19 outbreak. This will invariably impact on our ability to respond to certain OIA requests within normal timeframes.

If you have any questions about management of OIA during the COVID pandemic you may find it helpful to read the following from the Office of the Ombudsman https://smex12-5-en-ctp.trendmicro.com:4...

Please note that, like other DHBs across New Zealand, Auckland DHB has adopted a model of proactive disclosure which sees OIA responses publically available on our website approximately one month after they have been released. If you believe that there are any special reasons why proactive disclosure should not apply to our response to you, we will be happy to consider this.

Kind regards
Priscilla

Priscilla Philip (she/her)
Executive Assistant to Sue Waters, Chief Health Professions Officer
OIA Coordinator
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