In order to qualify for the “grandfather clause” for a Class II permit, the credential holder must be able to demonstrate the utilization of conscious sedation administered parenterally on an outpatient basis for at least five years proceeding Jan. 1, 2007. This includes being able to document the use of parenteral sedation in EACH of… Continue Reading How does one qualify for the “grandfather clause” for a Class II permit?
If dentists have taken a 60-hour course that includes 10 clinical cases (e.g. back in 2007, Minnesota offered a course prior with only 10 clinical cases), would the DEB consider working with them on an acceptable way that they could obtain an additional 10 cases in order to meet the requirements (60 hours and 20 clinical cases) for the Class II permit without having to find another 60-hour course that specifically includes 20 rather than 10 clinical cases?
The rule as written will not allow this at the present time. The 10 additional cases are required in order for the course to be approved.
There was information that sedation drugs can be administered intraosseously. Where would/does intraosseous administration of medication fall into your definitions of the routes of administration as currently defined in 11.02(9) – enteral or parenteral or neither?
Intra-osseous administration is considered parenteral administration. (4/3/2007)
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What do I need to be concerned about if a patient requests that I not do an exam or take X-rays (e.g., because of fear of radiation or financial reasons)?
Wisconsin law requires that patients being seen by a dental hygienist without the dentist present must have been examined by the dentist within the last 12 months. It doesn’t dictate how often exams must be provided if the dentist is always present but from a liability standpoint, a dentist should examine a patient on a… Continue Reading What do I need to be concerned about if a patient requests that I not do an exam or take X-rays (e.g., because of fear of radiation or financial reasons)?
The doctor/patient relationship is the central focus of any dental practice. There are legal issues to consider for properly ending the doctor/patient relationship. The relationship can terminate for many reasons. Some of the typical reasons the relationship might end are: The patient changes dentists The patient moves The dentist moves The dentist retires, or sells… Continue Reading How can I end a doctor/patient relationship and avoid abandonment?
In 1997, the Wisconsin statutes were changed to include insurance mandates for TMD coverage. 632.895 Mandatory coverage. (1) Definitions. In this section: (a) “Disability insurance policies” mean surgical, medical, hospital, major medical or other health service coverage but does not include hospital indemnity policies or ancillary coverage such as income continuation, loss of time or… Continue Reading What is the statute regarding mandatory coverage for temporomandibular disorder (TMD)?
In 1997, Wisconsin statutes were changed to include an insurance mandate for coverage of anesthesia and hospital charges relating to the delivery of oral health care services. The mandate reads as follows: 632.895 Mandatory coverage. (1) Definitions. In this section: (a) “Disability insurance policies” mean surgical, medical, hospital, major medical or other health service coverage… Continue Reading What is the statute regarding mandatory coverage for hospitalization and general anesthesia?
The statute of limitations for dental malpractice actions based upon an injury arising from any treatment or any omitted treatment by a dentist is 893.44(1), Stats. The statute provides that the action must be commenced within the later of: Three years from the date of the injury One year from the date the injury was… Continue Reading What is the statute of limitations for dental malpractice actions?
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