Alerts & Updates
Healthcare ransomware attacks increase by 278%
Ransomware attacks increased 278% in the five-year period from 2018 to 2023.
Maximum OSHA penalties Increase in January
OSHA’s maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations increased from $156,259 per violation to $161,323 per violation.
U. S, Treasury implements Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)
The CTA became effective in January, 2024, to enhance transparency in entity structures and ownership to combat money laundering, tax fraud, and other illicit activities.
Administration of Anesthetic Agents for Dental Procedures
The Dental Quality Assurance Commission amended the administration of anesthetic agents for dental procedures rules January 1, 2024. Washington State Department of Health, Dental Quality Assurance Commission requires licensed dentists who administer moderate sedation with enteral agents, parenteral agents, or general anesthesia to perform a minimum of twelve emergency drill scenarios at least two times per year. The following guides can be used as you perform each drill. For questions, please contact us!
Download DQAC Anesthesia Q&A
Download Emergency Drill Kit
Smart Hubs – OK in the Dental Office?
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announces it will increase investigations for small breaches of Protected Health Information
Stolen Laptops Lead to HIPAA Citations/Penalties
"These major enforcement actions underscore the significant risk to the security of patient information posed by unencrypted laptop computers and other mobile devices."
-U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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