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COVID-19 Update: CA Dentists Permitted To Administer Vaccine

COVID-19 Update: CA Dentists Permitted to Administer Vaccine

On January 4, the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued a waiver to permit dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to patients. According to the waiver, dentists in California with required training may independently initiate and…

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The Needlestick Safety And Prevention Act Turns 20

The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Turns 20

November 2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, which mandated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to add safety provisions to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. These included: New requirements for the evaluation and…

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CA Reminder: New Prescription Mandates  For Controlled Substances To Begin 2021

CA Reminder: New Prescription Mandates for Controlled Substances to Begin 2021

New Prescription Form Requirements Beginning January 1, 2021, prescribers of controlled substances must use updated prescription forms, which include a 12-character serial number and corresponding barcode required by Assembly Bill 149 of 2019. This information will also be linked to…

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OSHA Guidelines For Reporting Occupational Cases Of COVID-19

OSHA Guidelines for Reporting Occupational Cases of COVID-19

In May, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim memorandum on the requirements for recording occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19. The memorandum is expected to remain in effect until the current COVID-19 public health crisis…

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