Confidentiality Agreement For Staff Dental

HipAA (Employee) Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is for healthcare professionals. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (Public Act 104-191) provides rules for medical personnel, hospitals, insurance companies and other health care providers that provide health information electronically. “Health information” refers to medical records, billing and financial data, or any identifiable health information. Employers who are regulated by HIPAA should have a HIPAA NDA run to ensure that the employee is informed of the limitations of patient data and to establish documentation on the employer`s diligence. “The relationship between the dentist and the patient is based on trust and a dentist should not disclose information about a patient acquired in a professional capacity without the patient`s permission. This can lead to a charge of gross malpractice. A dentist should be aware that the secret covers other members of the dental team… However, there may be circumstances where the public interest outweighs a dentist`s duty of confidentiality and disclosure is warranted… Communication with patients should not affect patient confidentiality. For example, for the sake of safety and confidentiality, it is advisable to send all postal messages to patients in sealed envelopes.┬áResponsibility for disclosure rests with the patient`s dentist and, under no circumstances, another employee can make the decision to make the disclosure. If confidentiality is breached, the patient`s dentist is liable to the Board. A registered hygienist or dentist, whose act or omission violated confidentiality, may also be referred to the Board. Guideline on the confidentiality of model practices.

Vital 1, 40-41 (2004). Philip M. Bogart is a partner in the business department of Saul Ewing LLP`s Baltimore office. They represent dentists and professional units in which physicians practice, in all aspects of structuring, negotiating, documenting and implementing associations or staff agreements, partnership agreements, acquisitions, sales and mergers of mature practices. The relationship between the dentist and the patient is based on the realization that all the information that the patient reveals to the dentist is not transmitted without the patient`s consent. Patients have a right to privacy and it is important that they provide the dentist with complete information about their health to ensure that treatment is performed safely.

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