Current Facts from CDC about COVID-19 – Infection Control

According to the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is a rapidly evolving situation, and information is constantly updating as it becomes available. What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)? COVID-19 is a new virus identified as the cause…

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DFEH Online Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Available in Early 2020 – California Compliance

On November 21, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated their online Frequently Asked Questions about the new requirement for employers to train their employees on harassment prevention. The FAQ now indicates that the DFEH online training will be…

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HHS Blog on Using HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

On October 30, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology posted a blog about how to effectively use its free online security risk assessment tool for security of…

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New California Law Requires Adding 2 Words to Informed Consent Language

In January 2017, California Assembly Bill (AB) 2235 took effect, which added to the Dental Practice Act’s definition of unprofessional conduct the failure of dental practitioners to obtain the written informed consent using mandatory language from a minor patient’s parent or guardian prior to…

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