01 October 2021
01 November 2021
29 October 2021
In response to your request under the Official Information Act, please find our response below:
A report on how many patients have been provided with publicly funded
orthognathic surgery each year, over the past 5 years from Bay of Plenty DBH as
a total number. I would like this number to then be categorised into how many
patients received orthognathic surgery for a Class II Malocclusion (Child and
A list of the Cephalometric and OPG- X Ray measurement criteria that would
qualify an adult patient with a Class I I Malocclusion to receive publicly funded
Orthognathic surgery (+/- Community Services Card).
A list of criteria that establishes the waiting times for an adult requiring
Pursuant to clause 18(g) of the Of icial Information Act the BOPDHB is declining to provide
this information on the grounds that the information requested is not held by our organisation.
Orthognathic surgery for BOPDHB domiciled patients is provided by our Tertiary provider
Waikato DHB therefore we are unable to provide answers to the above questions.
Bay of Plenty DHB supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public
understanding of how we are delivering publicly funded healthcare. This includes the
proactive publication of anonymised Of icial Information Act responses on our website. Please
note this response may be published on our website. Official Information Act | Bay of Plenty
District Health Board | Hauora a Toi | BOPDHB
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or 0800 802 602.
Senior Advisor Governance and Quality