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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.

New Required Posters Available

The orange and grey set of required posters, printed by CDA and provided by your component dental society, was published and distributed to members in April 2013. Each member is entitled to one free set.  Additional poster sets may be purchased from the online store or by calling CDA at 800.232.7645.

Recent updates may be found here.

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How do you know if you need a sedation or anesthesia permit from the Dental Board? Download this handy table to find the answer to your question.
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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 2013
This is a list of best management practices and information resources on managing amalgam waste.
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If you received an economic census form from the U.S. Census Bureau, you have until February 12 to return it. Federal law requires recipients complete the six-page form in its entirety. Responses are kept confidential.    Read more >>
Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a settlement with a healthcare provider over potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rule. The $50,000 settlement involving Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) is the first settlement involving a breach of unprotected electronic protected health information (ePHI) affecting fewer than 500 individuals. It was the fifth HIPAA case HHS settled in 2012. Four other cases settled for $1.5 million, $100,000, $1.7 million, and another $1.5 million respectively.    Read more >>
Here's a summary of Cal/OSHA citations and penalties assessed for dental offices from October 2011 through September 2012. The table is ordered by the standard cited most frequently. Not all cases included in this table are closed. This means that citations may be added or deleted to open cases and final penalty amounts may change.    Read more >>
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If a computer hard drive, laptop or other electronic media with patient information is stolen or lost, the dental practice does not need to comply with the state and HIPAA breach notification rule if those items are encrypted.