With the issuance of a new Executive Order in New York, dentists can now administer COVID-19 point-of-care tests according to the state guidelines and requirements.
Obtaining informed consent creates a legal doctrine that protects you as the dentist while also protecting patients' rights. Here, we answer questions our policyholders ask most frequently about the process.
To ensure integrity statewide in data reporting related to COVID-19 and influenza, NYSDOH has announced an emergency regulation to increase testing in all patients with known exposure or symptoms. The mandate includes postmortem testing in specific scenarios within 48 hours of death.
A NYSDOH advisory outlines updated requirements for healthcare personnel returning to work after COVID-19 exposure and/or infection.