Regulatory Compliance
The Dental Board and Cal/OSHA are not the only entities that regulate your practice. Find out about these other entities and how they can impact your practice. Start your Cal/OSHA compliance process by downloading our Regulatory Compliance Manual and customize it for use in your office. Also, download required documents, checklists, forms and more.
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Prescribing, dispensing, and administering controlled substances requires registration with the DEA and compliance with state and federal laws. Read this article to learn more about reporting lost/stolen drugs and prescription forms, disposing of controlled substances, and the state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
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This guide  includes excerpts from California Radiation Control Regulations Title 17. Dental practices with x-ray equipment are required to have a copy of this guide or a copy of Title 17. They also are required to have a written radiation safety program. A template for a radiation safety program is included in the guide, as well as information to provide pregnant employees. This guide is part of the CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated December 2014
This is a list of best management practices and information resources on managing amalgam waste.
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There are many reputable payroll service providers yet there are some who fail to assist their clients in fulfilling their obligations. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service noted that several individuals and companies across the country have been prosecuted for stealing funds intended for the payment of payroll taxes. The agency reminds employers who outsource payroll functions that employers are legally responsible for any and all payroll taxes even if an employer forwards tax amounts to someone else to make the required deposits or payments. The IRS also suggests steps employers can take to protect themselves from unscrupulous payroll service providers (PSP).    Read more >>
The September 23 compliance deadline is just around the corner. Do you think you need to improve your knowledge about the omnibus rule/HITECH amendments to HIPAA? There are a couple educational options for you.    Read more >>
The California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) has posted to its website an exemption for portable hand-held x-ray systems. Dental offices that use a hand-held x-ray system must have a copy of the exemption notice and comply with its provisions. RHB also has posted frequently-asked-questions, and the answers, on the new quality assurance regulations for film radiography. Links to both documents are located under the What's New section of the Web site.    Read more >>
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If employee training/education is employer sponsored and required by the employer or the employee is led to believe that non-attendance would adversely impact their job, the time spent at training must count towards hours worked.