Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • March 1st is reporting deadline for 2014 breaches affecting fewer than 500

    HIPAA-covered dental offices must notify the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of any breaches of protected health information PHI affecting fewer than 500 patients within 60 days of the end of the calendar year in which the breach was …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires March 13, 2015

    For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive up-to-date, accurate regulatory information delivered …

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  • Hazcom Deadlines for Manufacturers Looming – Dental Regulation

    In 2013, OSHA revised its Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Standard to align with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Affecting mostly chemical manufacturers, distributors, and importers, the major changes to the Hazcom Standard require a new hazard classification system …

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  • FDA Approves New Abuse-Deterrent Hydrocodone Product – Dental Regulations

    In November 2014, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new extended-release, single-entity opioid analgesic with abuse-deterrent properties. The drug, Hysingla ER, comes in tablet form that is difficult to crush, break, or dissolve, or as a thick gel that cannot be …

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  • ATD Reminder: Dentists are Conditionally Exempt – Infection Control

    With the measles outbreak in California and the flu outbreaks nationwide, dental staff need to make sure they are screening patients for these diseases prior to treating patients. In California, Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard requires healthcare providers to follow certain precautions to prevent …

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  • CDC MMWR: Risk of Occupational-Acquired HIV is Low, Thanks to Infection Control

    “Documented occupational acquisition to HIV infection in healthcare workers has become rare in the United States,” states the January 9th edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been notified of only a single confirmed …

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  • OSHA Employee Training Requirements

    Employee safety is the sole focus of regulations mandated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Hence, the intent of OSHA’s training requirements is to ensure that all employees are trained on the hazards associated with the job, as well as on ways …

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  • Reminder: OSHA Recordkeeping Rules Change on Jan 1, 2015

    OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rules, which expand the definition of severe injuries that must be reported to OSHA, take effect on January 1, 2015. The amendments require employers to report the following to OSHA: All work-related fatalities within 8 hours of finding out about them All …

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  • RHB Revises X-Ray Machine Registration Form in California – Dental Compliance

    The California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) recently revised the radiation machine registration form, RH2261, which must be completed and submitted to RHB. Three forms are now available for registration: 1) RH2261N for new registrations, 2) RH2261C for a change to a …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires December 31, 2014

    For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive up-to-date, accurate regulatory information delivered …

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