General Business

<p>Laws and regulations applicable to most California businesses, such as sales and use tax and employment posters.</p>


Scammers impersonating dental board staff target California dentists

Several CDA members have contacted CDA in the last week to report receiving calls from a scammer who is posing as a Dental Board of California official for the purpose of fraudulently collecting sensitive personal information and payment.

July 13, 2023 News Articles

Settlement requires SmileDirectClub to change refund policy for U.S. consumers

The online orthodontics company SmileDirectClub must remove certain conditions from its refund policy for U.S. customers and release more than 17,000 customers nationwide from those provisions in the company’s nondisclosure agreements as a result of a lawsuit settled last week. 

June 29, 2023 Patient Care

Website accessibility a must for dental practices; DOJ guidance explains how businesses can make websites accessible to people with disabilities

All businesses that are open to the public, including dental practices, should ensure their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

April 12, 2022 Regulatory Compliance

Dentists: Are you in compliance with current regulations and aware of upcoming deadlines?

CDA members can rely on CDA Practice Support’s “Are You In Compliance?” webpage for details about current and future laws and regulations that apply to dental practices. Entries span all areas of dental practice, from employment practices to general business.

November 17, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

Q4 Practice Health Check: Reviewing benefit claims processes and code changes for 2022

A new CDA Practice Health Check can help dental practices prepare for the American Dental Association’s CDT code changes for 2022. The ADA updates CDT codes annually, and failure to review the changes could lead to unnecessary claim denials and delays. 

October 4, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

Ransomware on the Rise: Steps To Protect Your Practice and Systems From Cyber Disruption

When a cyberattack hits, your practice comes to a screeching halt. A compromised system can mean no access to schedules, billing or patient records. Learn how to proactively protect your systems, prevent cyber incidents and responsibly respond to a ransomware attack.

October 1, 2021 Practice Systems

National and statewide COVID-19 paid sick leave laws expire Sept. 30

Federal and state laws requiring employers to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave and voluntary sick leave tax credits are set to expire Sept. 30; however, several cities and counties in California implemented their own supplemental paid leave ordinances that include small-employer obligations.

September 27, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

Saving time and staying safe with paperless documentation

Analysts who answer The Dentists Insurance Company’s Risk Management Advice Line field thousands of calls about practice challenges — many of which are related to navigating paper and digital documents.

September 2, 2021 Practice Systems

Dental board warns of impersonation scam targeting California licensees

The Dental Board of California has issued an alert about a scam targeting licensees of the California Department of Consumer Affairs boards and bureaus. A scammer, posing as an employee of the state Acupuncture Board, is reaching out to licensees in an attempt to gather their personal information.

July 14, 2021 News Articles

White House urges businesses to protect against ransomware threats as disruptions across U.S. increase

The increase and severity of  ransomware attacks prompted the Biden administration on June 2 to issue an open letter to business leaders asking them to treat the threat of ransomware attacks with great urgency.

June 14, 2021 Privacy/HIPAA

Electronic prescribing for controlled and uncontrolled substances becomes mandatory in California in January 2022

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, dentists and other prescribers in California must issue electronic-data prescriptions for both controlled and noncontrolled substances with very few exceptions. Paper prescriptions will no longer be allowed by state law. All pharmacies in California must be capable of accepting those prescriptions.

June 3, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

Postcard disguised as OCR communication invites health care entities to participate in required risk assessment

Health care organizations are receiving postcards disguised as official communications from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, according to an alert the OCR issued yesterday. 

April 27, 2021 Privacy/HIPAA