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Guidance & Regulations

Learn about employee leave, county-specific ordinances and treating symptomatic or COVID-positive patients.

HIPAA and COVID-19

How does HIPAA apply during the COVID-19 emergency?

PPE Requirements for Dental Practices

Quick reference chart to understand PPE requirements for dental practices. 

March 28, 2022: CE Completion Deadline for Individuals Whose License Expires Oct 2021

Dentists, registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists whose active license expires Oct 2021 are granted an extension of time to complete continuing education required for license renewal. The CE must be completed by March 28, 2022. Read more in this DCA order.

Information Blocking Rule Q&A

 Learn more about the information blocking rule, which permits patients and others greater access to patient information. The rule is part of the 21st Century Cures Act, a federal law.

Regulatory Compliance Checklist

An overview of dental practice requirements to comply with Dental Practice Act, occupational safety, employment, environmental, patient privacy laws and more. This list is not exhaustive and each item may not be applicable to every practice.

Electronic Signatures

Dental practices moving to paperless systems must consider implementation of technology that captures legally valid electronic signatures.

Jan 26, 2022: CE Completion Deadline for Individuals Whose License Expired March 2020 – Sept 2021

Dentists, registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists whose active license expire in the period March 31, 2020 to Sept 30, 2021 are granted an extension of time to complete continuing education required for license renewal. The CE must be completed by Jan 26, 2022. Read more in this DCA order

All employers must register for CalSavers by June 30, 2022

California launched CalSavers to give employers an easy way to comply with the mandate and help their employees save for retirement.

State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to facilitate CalSavers if they do not sponsor a retirement plan. Deadlines for employers to comply vary based on the size of business. The deadline for employers with five or more employees is June 30, 2022. Eligible employers with 5 or more employees who have not yet registered, should do so as soon as possible to avoid penalties. Visit CalSavers.com for more information on how to register.

COVID Addendum to the IIPP

Customize this sample plan to demonstrate compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations. It is an addendum to the dental Practice’s injury and Illness protection program. Updated Jun 2021.