Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • California Dental Practice Act Training Mailing this Week

    April 16, 2014 – Check Your Mail The May/June 2014 issue of OSHA Review, which is the mandatory California Dental Practice Act course, has been mail to our subscribers. Enclosed with this issue is a copy of the new Notice of Licensure by the Dental …

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  • HIPAA Update – DHHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    On March 28, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a new security risk assessment tool to help small to medium sized offices conduct a risk assessment of their organizations. The tool is designed to help practices conduct and document a risk …

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  • California Dental License Fees on the Rise

    Effective July 1, 2014, the Dental Board of California (DBC) will begin collecting more money for initial licensure and biennial license renewal. The Office of Administrative Law approved regulatory changes to Section 1021 of the California Dental Practice Act to increase fees of the various …

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  • Dental CE Requirements – California

    California Dental Continuing Education (CCR 1015-1017) – Each dental practitioner must obtain, from a DBC-approved registered CE provider, a specific number of CE units during each renewal period, every 2 years. Dentists need 50 units per renewal cycle, while RDAs, OAs, DSAs, and RDHs must …

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  • Did You Know… Cal/OSHA Inspection

    Did you know . . . during an inspection, some of the first things Cal/OSHA will request are required current written plans –Injury and Illness Prevention Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control, and Hazard Communication? Since 1992, OSHA Review, Inc. has provided dental professionals with comprehensive …

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  • OSHA Compliance – Hepatitis B Vaccination Requirements

    Under OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), the hepatitis B virus (HBV) three-shot vaccination series must be made available at no cost to all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, within ten working days of initial assignment. Post-vaccination serologic …

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  • California OSHA Regulation – Do I need a permit for my air compressor?

    It depends. Cal/OSHA requires a permit if the air compressor tank is 1.5 cubic feet in volume or larger, OR when the safety valve is set greater than 150 pounds per square inch (psi). Tanks with less than 1.5 cubic feet of air AND less …

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  • Did you know… CA dentists must maintain sterilizer monitoring records?

    The Dental Board of California’s Infection Control Regulation states the following with respect to maintaining sterilizer biological monitoring records: “Proper functioning of the sterilization cycle of all sterilization devices shall be verified at least weekly through the use of a biological indicator (such as a …

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  • Dental Compliance – HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

    As part of HIPAA requirements, dentists who transmit electronic health records must comply with the Security Rule, which requires them to adopt adequate means for safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ protected health information. Examples of security measures in a dental office include: …

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  • CA Dental Board Regulatory Announcements – California Dental Regulation

    Last week (March 3, 2014), the Dental Board of California announced three regulatory changes to the California Dental Practice Act, one proposed new regulatory package and two amendments that just became final. Proposed New Regulations Mandated by Assembly Bill 1524 of 2010, the proposed new …

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