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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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 >>
The California Office of Health Information Integrity recently made available a free online toolkit to help healthcare providers understand what they need to do to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule. At the federal level, the Office of Civil Rights is closer to completing its pilot HIPAA audit program and recently shared news of its progress to date.    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.