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Below is important information on Healthcare Office COVID-19 Transmission Prevention & Known-Case Reporting Requirements, that your dental office will need to implement.  Keep in mind, that the COVID-19 information is very time sensitive, but the links listed below are a great way to get and keep your office on pace for success with prevention and known-case reporting.  We will be providing ongoing updates on this weblink as this situation unfolds.  DENTAL OFFICE UPDATE:

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/dental-settings.html

ADA- COVID-19 Dental Regulations by State –Interactive Map
https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/april/find-covid-19-dental-regulations-by-state-with-ada-interactive-map

*CHECK YOUR STATE’S DENTAL BOARD DIRECTIVES AS WELL: WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT & DEPARTMENT OF REGULATIONS DIRECTIVES. IMPLEMENT THE STRICTER DIRECTIVE.* i.e.: Texas has current directives: http://tsbde.texas.gov/mask-clarification-statement/

ADA offers Statement of Rising cost of PPE & Reimbursement Fees

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_Third_Party_Payer_Reimbursement_for_PPE.pdf?utm_source=Dental+City+Customer+List&utm_campaign=3313f1d966-EA0720G-ReLeafStandardKit-Active&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ecb1ec1cf0-3313f1d966-388692417&mc_cid=3313f1d966&mc_eid=e934cc4ca4

ADA TOOL KIT – Return-to-Work Interim Guidance

CLICK HERE TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD

 PROPER STEPS TO TAKE WHEN TREATING EMERGENCY PATIENTS:

TRIAGE TO DETERMINE IF PT IS TURE EMERGENCY -FLOW CHART 

SCREENING THE DENTAL PATIENT FOR EMERGENCY CARE DURING COVID-19 -FLOW CHART

MINIMISING RISK OF C-19 TRANSMISSION DURING TRX- FLOW CHART 

CDC:  FAQs on  N95 Masks for Dental Use

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/respsource3healthcare.html

OSHA 3990 (COVID-19 MARCH 2020)

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

OSHA COVID-REQUIREMENTS: Dentistry Workers and Employers

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/dentistry.html

OSHA COVID-19 Standards

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html

HIPAA-COVID-19 WAIVER

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/hipaa-and-covid-19-limited-hipaa-waiver-bulletin-508.pdf

HIPAA- TELEHEALTH REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS WAIVER DURING COVID-19

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

Obligation to Record & Report:

We understand that Employers are facing unexpected challenges in relation to COVID-19.   While the “common cold/flu” are not expected to be recorded by Employers, OSHA expects that employers identify  COVID-19 infection among employees.  Employees must self-monitor by monitoring their signs and symptoms:  Dry cough, elevating fever, and shortness of breath.  Employers can take employee’s temperatures at this juncture.  Employers should report any positive cases, hospitalizations or deaths, to OSHA and an Applicable State Agency within a reasonable time frame.

COVID-19 Smart Guidelines  for Dental Teams…

“DO”s:

 “DON’Ts”:

 

FREE COVID-19 PATIENT POSTERS
Download & Print these COVID-19 Posters to use in your Reception Area Entryway.
These are a great way to pre-screen and encourage safe, social distancing. >>Click Here to Download<< 

PPE Proper Donning & Doffing Poster

Click on the image to download

 

 

Please contact us should you have the need to update your current OSHA / HIPAA Standards.

We are happy to provide insight & clarification on current requirements. 

Be Blessed—Be safe—Be Well!…

The Compliance Coaches

Dental Enhancements, Inc.

Office: 941-587-2864

More Resources (click on the images below to download and print)

DENTAL OFFICE BACK-to-WORK—COVID-19 MANAGEMENT PREP LIST
(Download this comprehensive 5 page PDF document for your Dental Office by clicking the light blue image )

 

Relevant online blogs:

OSHA REQUIREMENT TO RECORD & REPORT EMPLOYEE INCIDENCE OF COVID-19(+) CASES:

Is COVID-19 Recordable or Reportable to OSHA?

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