At the end of this course you will have a better understanding of:
*How to protect your practice and personal assets;
*How to maintain accurate record keeping;
*What information is included in good medical and dental history;
*Who gives informed consent and what does it include;
*Who owns dental records and how long must they be kept;
*What are the dentist's obligations concerning confidentiality; When should a patient be referred; and,
*What are the benefits and mechanism for peer review.
Dr. Fredick Wetzel and Mr. John Vandenburgh, Esq.
This course was developed according to New York State laws and regulations by dentists and attorneys whose experience extends to the fields of malpractice insurance and risk management in the dental environment. (Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants would all benefit from the information in this course). New York State Dentists who complete this course will be entitled to a 10% discount on their liability premiums for a three (3) year period from the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company. Other companies also accept this course for a discount. You are encouraged to check with your carrier concerning the availability of any discount. If you have not completed an approved Risk Management Program within the past three (3) years, it is necessary for you to take this course in order to continue to receive your discount. At the end of this course you will have the option to print your certificate of completion to submit to your malpractice carrier. Registrants who complete this course will be entitled to four (4) continuing education credits. NYSDA members will automatically receive 4 lecture credits with the NYSDA Continuing Education Registry. Do you know how long you are obligated to store patient records? What information needs to be included in a medical history or how to legally terminate a professional relationship with a patient? The answer to these and many other legal questions are provided in the NYSDA Risk Management course.