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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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ADA Sponsoring Two Webinars on Abuse and Neglect in Patients

All dental professionals are required to report suspected signs of abuse and neglect in patients, which is often referred to as “mandatory reporting”, and to be trained on the reporting requirements. To help ensure that dental professionals are properly trained, the American…

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Required BMP for Dental Vacuum Lines

In July 2017, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new ruletook effect which requires dental offices to reduce the discharge of mercury and other metals from dental offices down the sewer drain to publically owned treatment works (POTWs). One of the…

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OSHA Forms 300 & 300A – Dentistry Exempt from Maintaining/Posting

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exempts dentistry, as a low-risk industry (NAICS Code – 6212), from maintaining the OSHA Form 300 Log and posting the OSHA Form 300A Summary. Businesses with more than 10 employees in a…

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