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Regulations

Keeping politically informed is vital to your professional success. Stay up-to-date about licensing, compliance, mandates, workers’ compensation and other issues, including action at the Dental Board of California.

Regulatory Compliance

Do you need guidance on how to comply with the laws and regulations? Don’t worry. CDA tracks the complex processes leading to new laws and regulations. Resources available on the CDA Compass can help you meet local, state, and federal regulations that impact the dental profession.

Updates to the Required Poster Set

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.

Agencies update posters from time to time.  When a poster is updated or when a new poster is required, information will be available here on cda.org.  You can download new posters from the links provided.

A complete list of Required Postings in a Dental Office can be found in the Practice Support section of this website.

In the News
Department of Health launches HIPAA security assessment tool

04/08/2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new security risk assessment tool that helps dentists and other health care professionals be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It is important for dentists to conduct a security risk assessment as required by HIPAA to protect their patients' information and minimize liability risk. A recent review of HIPAA enforcement actions reveals that entities were penalized for not having a documented risk analysis or for having an incomplete analysis.

 

03/21/2014

With the receipt last month of final approval from the state Office of Administrative Law, initial and biennial dental licensure fees will be increasing for the first time since 1998, effective July 1, 2014. A group of ancillary fees that is linked by law to the biennial renewal fee will be increasing as well.

 

CDA member’s computer theft leads to HIPAA inquiries

03/10/2014
A CDA member’s dental practice lost a computer server to thieves last year, and is now responding to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) inquiries on that practice’s HIPAA compliance. CDA has been assisting the practice in this process, and is offering members recommendations so they can avoid a similar situation.

 

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