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 2013
This is a list of best management practices and information resources on managing amalgam waste.
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In order to help dental offices which have received invoices for unordered products or services, CDA has prepared a sample letter for a dental practice to use in notifying a company that its actions are not allowed under federal and state law, and a continuation in collection efforts may result in legal action against the company.    Read more >>
AB 929 (Oropeza), enacted in 2005, required the state Department of Public Health (DPH) to adopt regulations "to require personnel and facilities using radiation-producing equipment for medical and dental purposes to maintain and implement medical and dental quality assurance standards that protect the public health and safety by reducing unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation, while ensuring that images are of diagnostic quality." Those regulations received final approval last month and become effective October 3, 2012.    Read more >>
A dental practice contacted us to verify information a vendor provided it--that hazardous waste must be picked up more frequently because of a new federal law. In fact, no federal law has changed the accumulation and storage requirements for very small quantity generators of hazardous waste.    Read more >>
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Tongue-tied when discussing dental benefit plans with your patients? Review Chapter 4 of the Dental Benefit Plan Handbook for sample scripts you and your team can customize for your practice.