May 10, 2021

School-based Health Centers Reopen in New York After Advocacy of NYSDA and Others

School-based Health Centers, an important source of primary, dental and mental healthcare for New York students, are officially open again after a lengthy mandated shutdown due to COVID-19. The reopening is largely thanks to the advocacy of the New York State Dental Association and other organizations in the state.

January 4, 2021

The Scope: Choosing Your Professional Liability Carrier: No One Knows New York Dentists Better Than MLMIC

Whether you are a new dentist or an established practitioner, choosing a professional liability carrier is a crucial decision for your practice. But what makes one carrier stand apart from another? These are the qualities you should pay attention to.

December 14, 2020

The Scope: Guidelines for Protecting Your Dental Practice from Liability Claims Related to COVID-19

Since dental practices reopened in June, a concern has arisen about liability claims related to COVID-19 exposure. While this concern is certainly legitimate, an overlooked, likely greater concern is the potential for claims related to delays in diagnosis and treatment that could stem from the closure of dental practices during the peak of the pandemic in New York State.

November 4, 2020

OCR Settlement Underscores Importance of Providing Patients with Timely Access to Medical Records

A recent settlement issued by the Office for Civil Rights highlights the importance of adhering to HIPAA’s Right of Access Initiative, a directive requiring covered entities to provide patients, upon request, with timely access to their protected health information.