Regulations

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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 CDA Practice Support can help you meet local, state and federal regulations that impact the dental profession. 

Required Poster Set

CDA offers a convenient, easy-to-display poster set that addresses all required regulatory and compliance postings. One set is available free of charge to each CDA member who owns a practice.

New 2019-2020 poster sets are now available, reflecting updated posting requirements. CDA automatically mailed one set at no cost to each member who had confirmed practice ownership. Log in to your cda.org profile under ‘My Account’ to check that it reflects current ownership status, practice details and preferred mailing address.

Once you have confirmed your status as a practice owner, you can expect to receive your 2019–2020 poster set at your preferred mailing address on file within three to six weeks.

If you identified that you are practice ownership before April 1, 2019, you should have received your set in late April or early May.

Updates to the Poster Set

For assistance, email contactcda@cda.org or call 800.232.7645.

In the News
Dental practice pays $10K to settle disclosures of patients' PHI on social media

10/10/2019
A private dental practice in Dallas, Texas, has agreed to pay $10,000 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to settle potential violations of the HIPAA privacy rule. The HHS reported that the OCR completed its investigation of a complaint by a patient who alleged that the practice disclosed on social media the patient’s last name and the details of the patient’s health condition.

 

Health entity fined for failure to provide timely patient records

10/02/2019
A medical center in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the first to face enforcement action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for failing to promptly provide a patient with medical records. The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced early this year that it would vigorously enforce its Right of Access Initiative that allows patients to receive copies of their medical records promptly and without being overcharged.

 

Prescribers can check CURES for misuse of prescription pads

09/20/2019
A dentist who writes controlled substance prescriptions can now review CURES (Controlled Substance Review Utilization and Evaluation System) for patients for whom the dentist is listed as a prescriber. This ability to review the list is useful when a dentist has misplaced a prescription pad or has had a prescription pad stolen or when a dentist suspects someone is misusing their DEA number.

 

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