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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
Staying in compliance with air tank compressors

07/17/2014
Dentists should make sure that their air tanks and compressors meet the requirements under state law. California requires a permit for any air tank that is 1.5 cubic feet in volume or larger, or when the safety valve is set greater than 150 psi. A permit is valid for five years. Dentists can have inspectors from the Cal/OSHA Pressure Vessel Unit conduct safety checks on tanks and compressors for the purpose of issuing and renewing permits.

 

What you need to know when renovating a dental practice

07/10/2014
Whether a dentist is building a new practice or renovating his or her current office, there are specific laws that come in to play for office design. One of the most important things dentists should consider is the state and federal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA). Outside of the AwDA, state codes affecting office design include electrical, fire, mechanical, building, plumbing, energy and historical building codes, according to CDA’s Legal Reference Guide.

 

Phase 2 of HIPAA audits to launch this year

06/12/2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that it would be conducting a second phase of HIPAA audits. The audit program is intended to be primarily for information gathering, but the HHS Office for Civil Rights will assess whether to open a separate compliance review in cases where an audit indicates serious compliance issues. Therefore, it is important that dental practices have a current HIPAA risk analysis in place; that their Notice of Privacy Practices is current and acknowledgement of receipt forms are maintained.

 

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