With 1 October approaching, make sure you're ready for electronic prior approval for dentists.
You must submit all new cases for treatment with an acceptance on or after 1 October 2018 electronically for prior approval.
After 1 October, paper GP17 forms will not be accepted.
If you submit a treatment plan on paper requesting prior approval before 1 October but it is not approved and you then resubmit it on paper, it will be accepted until 31 March 2019.
For treatment plans submitted on paper requesting prior approval before 1 October that subsequently need re-approval, the re-approval request will also be accepted on paper until 31 March 2019.
It's important to note that electronic submission will allow for quicker turnaround times for resubmissions so we encourage you to send all resubmissions electronically.
Read our tips on how to avoid prior approval delays.