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Dental Compliance – HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

As part of HIPAA requirements, dentists who transmit electronic health records must comply with the Security Rule, which requires them to adopt adequate means for safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ protected health information. Examples of security measures…

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Did You Know… – OSHA Dental Compliance

During an inspection, some of the first things Cal/OSHA will request are required current written plans –Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control, Hazard Communication? Are you up-to-date? Since 1992, OSHA Review, Inc. has provided dental…

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Some California dentists must post Proposition 65 warning signs – OSHA Compliance

California dentists with ten or more employees (on payroll) must post notice sign(s) for visitors to their dental office, notifying them of listed chemicals in the office. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement…

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OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires June 13, 2014

For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive…

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How to Dispose of Carpules Used in Dentistry – Dental Regulations

Carpules, used in dentistry, are small cylindrical glass tubes containing anesthetics which are screwed onto dental syringes, and are commonly aspirated while the practitioner injects the patient. The proper management of glass carpule waste is determined by the condition of…

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Obtaining a Patient’s Health History – Dental Compliance

Maintaining an accurate, complete, and up-to-date patient history file is important to ensure that appropriate treatment is being rendered. Failure to respond correctly to medical conditions disclosed in the patient’s medical history can be dangerous to the patient, and could…

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Hepatitis B Vaccination for Potentially Exposed Employees – OSHA Dental Compliance

OSHA requires the hepatitis B vaccination to be made available to all employees with the potential for occupational exposure to blood/OPIM (other potentially infectious material), within ten working days of initial employment or new assignment. Employee must be provided with…

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October 26th is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – Dental Regulations

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is holding its seventh semiannual national prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, October 26th for consumers. The purpose of this day is to provide a safe and convenient venue for the general public to…

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Retention of Employee Exposure and Medical Records – California Dental Regulation

Do you know how long you are required to keep those old material safety data sheets (MSDSs – now referred to as safety sheets, SDSs) that keep piling up in your office? Because illnesses resulting from workplace exposures often do…

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