California dentists – be ready for a future QA review
See your practice from the QA examiner’s perspective! Use this list to compare aspects of a QA review with your practice’s policies and procedures, and be even better prepared for a future on-site QA review.
For California dentists: Q Review, Winter 2017
Testing your office sterilizers each week is required by the California Dental Board. This requirement includes using biologic indicators (not paper strips or packaging that changes color) and testing all sterilizers, even those used infrequently or as backup. During an onsite Quality Assessment review, the examiner checks your in-office spore testing log to ensure your compliance with regulations.
Join the fight against this national epidemic
Make a difference by taking steps to limit prescriptions, educate patients and staff, and intervene if signs of drug abuse arise.
For California dentists: Q Review, Summer 2017
California AB 2235 (also known as “Caleb’s Law”), took effect January 1, 2017. Follow-up bill, AB 224, redefines general anesthesia, defines deep sedation, and includes additional requirements for any dental procedure involving general anesthesia or deep sedation.