All dentists and dental hygienists must complete continuing education hours annually in order to renew their license. Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries, dental assistants, and other staff providing direct patient care are also required to maintain basic life support certifications. The Department of Health's regulations regarding CE can be daunting — with regard to how much is required, in what areas, how to document it, and how you can obtain it. We have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the DOH's CE requirements.
Proceeds from the WOHF Golf Classic will be used to Support the Washington Boys & Girls Club initiative, which has expanded to include the following counties: Mason, Kitsap, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and the Olympic Peninsula.
The annual open enrollment period for obtaining individual medical coverage ends on March 31 for an April 1 start date. After March 31, you will not be able to apply for individual medical insurance inside or outside of the Exchange until November 15, 2014 for a January 1, 2015 start date. There are exceptions for being able to purchase coverage outside of the open enrollment period such as loss of coverage, births, adoptions, etc. If you do not have medical coverage by the end of the enrollment period as required by the federal mandate, you will be subject to the financial penalty for lack of coverage.
Recently, the Dental Quality Assurance Comission (DQAC) released its fourth quarterly newsletter. The newsletter discusses numerous regulatory topics including dental law and rule changes, regulatory Q&A, and license renewal information.