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
ADA- COVID-19 Dental Regulations by State –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
ADA TOOL KIT – Return-to-Work Interim Guidance
CDC: FAQs on N95 Masks for Dental Use
OSHA 3990 (COVID-19 MARCH 2020)
OSHA COVID-REQUIREMENTS: Dentistry Workers and Employers
OSHA COVID-19 Standards
HIPAA- TELEHEALTH REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS WAIVER DURING COVID-19
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…
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
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
More Resources (click on the images below to download and print)
OSHA REQUIREMENT TO RECORD & REPORT EMPLOYEE INCIDENCE OF COVID-19(+) CASES: