The U.S. Supreme Court last week blocked one federal vaccination mandate for larger employers and upheld another for specified workers nationwide. But regardless of enforceability, the federal rules apply to very few California dental practices, which instead must comply with the stricter state or local vaccination mandate.
The Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards are effective today, Jan. 14, with changes including return-to-work criteria based on employee vaccination status and test results. Isolation and quarantine periods range from 0-10 days for health care personnel based on vaccination status and negative test results.
The Department of Consumer Affairs on July 26 issued a waiver that gives all California-licensed dental professionals whose active licenses expire between March 31, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, until Jan. 26, 2022, to meet license renewal requirements.
Registered dental assistants and dental assistants in extended functions who are applying for licensure in California have additional time to complete their examination requirements. The DCA approved a waiver for RDAs and RDAEFs whose clinical exams have been delayed due to the pandemic.
CDA is bringing an enhanced learning experience to dentists and dental teams through a new education program launching this month. Through the online program, registrants will be able to log in to their CDA membership account and access interactive courses and virtual events all in one place, including all CDA and TDIC Risk Management courses.