Insight

Be Careful Who and What You Are Recording

by: Thomas J. Weber

I have faced a number of questions regarding the propriety of utilizing recording devices to memorialize conversations or events. One such question involved using a tape recorder to record interaction with a troublesome patient.

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Personal Rights Under HIPAA

by: Thomas J. Weber

The HIPAA privacy regulations were promulgated as a result of perceived abuses that were occurring with patients’ confidential information. These perceived abuses included the sale of patient health information for marketing purposes.

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Ten Trouble Spots That Can Put You In Hot Water

by: Thomas J. Weber

When a licensee faces charges before the State Board of Dentistry, one of the mechanisms to resolve the charges is through a Consent Agreement. This is an agreed-to penalty between the licensee and the prosecuting attorney which must be approved by the Board. Often times, such Agreements will include a probationary period.

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The State Board of Dentistry—What Does It Mean To You?

by: Thomas J. Weber

There is very little instruction in dental school regarding your roles and responsibility under the State Board of Dentistry. Likewise, once you are out of school and focusing on your practice, there is little time to consider the State Board of Dentistry.

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Treating the Minor Patient

by: Thomas J. Weber

Treating the minor patient presents numerous unique issues. This article will address several of the most frequently questioned legal issues as they pertain to the treatment of a minor patient.

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Uses And Disclosure of Protected Health Information

by: Thomas J. Weber

The HIPAA regulations recognize that the most frequent use of patient confidential information is in relation to the furtherance of treatment, payment, or other health care operations (“TPO”). Treatment includes the use or disclosure of the information for the furtherance of medical care to the individual.

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What Is HIPAA and Whom Does It Cover?

by: Thomas J. Weber

The HIPAA privacy regulations have their genesis from a law that has been around for some time. The law came about at a time when the Clinton administration was giving considerable consideration to modifying the health care system as it existed in the United States.

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What They Did Not Teach You in Dental School

by: Thomas J. Weber

Dental school is geared toward providing you the education and experience to develop the tools necessary to practice the profession of dentistry with skill and competency. This article is intended to provide some highlights as to the more important business aspects of being a professional dentist.

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